Accession Number:

AD0766993

Title:

The Effects of Programmed Culture Training upon the Performance of Volunteer Medical Teams in Central America,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Report Date:

1972-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

Living and working in a foreign culture is difficult for a large number of people. One phenomenon is the culture shock syndrome. Understanding of the host countrys subjective culture may, therefore, determine to a large degree an individuals success in his job as well as in his ability to adjust. The present study was designed to investigate the effects of a task-related assimilator on the productivity of groups working for a considerable period of time. It was hypothesized that groups trained with an assimilator containing task-specific items would be superior in performance than those groups not receiving assimilator training.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE