The Effects of Programmed Culture Training upon the Performance of Volunteer Medical Teams in Central America,
WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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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.
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