Accession Number:

AD0735005

Title:

The Concurrent Validity of Unobtrusive Measures of Conflict in Small ISOLATED Groups

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVY MEDICAL NEUROPSYCHIATRIC RESEARCH UNIT SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

Six unobtrusive measures of group behavior type of response to a conflict criterion item and response or not to a sociometric questionnaire were correlated with 3 criteria reflecting a concurrent validation procedure. Results supported the general hypothesis that the unobtrusive measures used were indicative of conflict in small isolated groups. An unexpected finding indicated that response to stress or conflict may be characterized by apparently opposite types of behavior within groups -- either withholding information or making strong negative statements about another.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE