Consequences of Racial Heterogeneity and Homogeneity in Problem-Solving Groups.
FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE
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Zillers model for analysis of heterogeneity of group composition was used to determine the consequences of racial composition in subordinate dyads for various attitudes and behaviors. Subjects were 96 male undergraduate students - black and white - who participated as subordinates and supervisors in different racially mixed problem-solving groups. Results indicate that homogeneous black, homogeneous white, and heterogeneous dyads of subordinates did not differ in cohesiveness, amount of conflict and satisfaction observed and reported, self-esteem, and group productivity. The only significant differences found between black and white subordinates originated within the heterogeneous dyads. Author