Accession Number : AD0643275

Title :   SOCIAL STATUS AS A DETERMINANT OF RESPECT AND FRIENDSHIP ACCEPTANCE.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA GROUP EFFECTIVENESS RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Triandis,Harry C. ; Vasiliou,Vasso ; Thomanek,Erick K.

Report Date : AUG 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : Previous work completed with American student Ss has shown that the behavioral component of interpersonal attitudes is multidimensional and the affective component is related to only one of the factors of the behavioral component. A theory is presented which accounts for these findings. One aspect of the theory predicts that each of the factors of the behavioral component of interpersonal attitudes is determined by different combinations of the parameters sex and status. The present study inquired on the generality of this finding by testing a representative sample of 400 from Athens, Greece. Previous work was replicated with some slight modifications. It was found again that two of the factors of the behavioral component of attitudes, Respect and Friendship, are orthogonal. Respect is a positive function of the status of the stimulus person and a negative function of the status of the subject making the judgments. Friendship is an inverse function of the difference in status between the stimulus person and the person making the judgments; it is also a function of the similarity in the sex of the stimulus and the person making the judgments. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, *ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY)), SEX, BEHAVIOR, FACTOR ANALYSIS, CULTURE, THEORY, ACCEPTABILITY

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE