Accession Number : AD0291620

Title :   GROUP AND ORGANIZATIONAL FACTORS INFLUENCING CREATIVITY

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA

Personal Author(s) : FIEDLER,FRED E. ; STOLUROW,LAWRENCE M. ; TRIANDIS,HARRY C.

Report Date : 01 OCT 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : This project investigates various training, group-structural, and leader variables which affect teamwork in tasks requiring creativity. Although a variety of group situations are investigated, the major emphasis is on the study of the type of team processes involved in research and development work. The first sub-project deals with methodological problems related to criterion development, and with training and task factors which influence individual and group creativity. The second investigates compositional factors which determine the effectiveness of individuals in groups. The third is concerned with leadership factors, such as the leader's perceptions and attitudes, and their effect on group performance under various conditions, such as intra-group conflict or external stress. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), *GROUP DYNAMICS, *LEADERSHIP, *PSYCHOLOGY, *REASONING, BEHAVIOR, HUMANS, PERSONALITY, STRESS (PSYCHOLOGY)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE