Accession Number : AD0612125

Title :   THE PREDICTION OF SOCIAL ACTION TAKING BEHAVIOR,

Corporate Author : OHIO STATE UNIV COLUMBUS

Personal Author(s) : Gore,Pearl Mayo ; rotter,Julian B.

Report Date : 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Students in a Southern Negro college ( N - 116) very much involved in the current social protest movement against segregation were used as subjects of a study of prediction of social action taking behavior. A forced choice test of a generalized attitude toward internal or external control of reinforcements, not specifically dealing with the issue studied, predicted the type and degree of commitment behavior manifested to effect social change. The social desirability motive and social class showed a weak trend, in the predicted direction, in the case of the former and a logically consistent one on an ad hoc basis in the case of the latter. These findings may serve as an impetus for much needed research in the important area of ongoing social action and social change.

Descriptors :   (*SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, BEHAVIOR), (*BEHAVIOR, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY), (*ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY), STUDENTS, MOTIVATION, LEADERSHIP, SOCIOMETRICS, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, GROUP DYNAMICS, PUBLIC OPINION, SOCIAL SCIENCES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE