Accession Number : AD0616750

Title :   PERSONAL BACKGROUND AND INTERGROUP COMPETITIVENESS,

Corporate Author : PITTSBURGH UNIV PA

Personal Author(s) : Bass,Bernard M.

Report Date : JUN 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : Nine quasi-T groups met in one of three intergroup competitions. Trios of T group representatives then discussed and evaluated the three competing essays produced by their respective T groups. Engineering graduates were most prone to overevaluate their own essay's technical adequacy. Business graduates were most likely to overevaluate their own group product's financial merit, and liberal arts college grades were most likely to overevaluate the human relations portion of their own group's essay. Liberal arts students generally were less competitive, regardless of the area they evaluated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GROUP DYNAMICS, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY)), BEHAVIOR, PERSONALITY, STUDENTS, EDUCATION, SOCIOMETRICS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE