Accession Number : AD0430511

Title :   THE STUDY OF ORGANIZATIONAL AND RELEVANT SMALL GROUP AND INDIVIDUAL DIMENSIONS,

Corporate Author : RUTGERS - THE STATE UNIV NEW BRUNSWICK N J

Personal Author(s) : Indik,Bernard P. ; Berrien,F. K.

Report Date : DEC 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : This report attempts to develop a taxonomy that will be useful in developing an approach to the integration of studies of individuals in groups which are embedded in organizational settings which themselves are in a sociocultural environment. A classificatory framework is presented which develops seven panels of variables that should be considered. They include two organization level panels - organization structure variables and organization process and function variables; two small group panels - small group structure variables and small group process variables; two individual level panels - organizationally relevant individual attitudes, perceptions, abilities, temperaments and motivations and relevant individual behavior variables; and finally, a panel of variables that is descriptive of the organizational environment. Each panel is defined and the ariables within each panel are described in detail in an attempt to approximate a set of classificatory variables consistent within each panel. An attempt was made to have each panel be a set of mutually exclusive variables so they would be clearly discriminable from each oth r. This was not always possible given our present knowledge. This classificatory schema also suggests hypotheses about relationships between variables in adjacent panels and, suggests what categories of variables should be considered relevant in prediction studies of various organizationally relevant behavioral outcomes. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GROUP DYNAMICS, BEHAVIOR), (*BEHAVIOR, MEASUREMENT), SOCIAL COMMUNICATION, SOCIOMETRICS, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), MOTIVATION, THEORY, CULTURE, SOCIOLOGY, PERCEPTION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE