Accession Number : AD0654908

Title :   STRUCTURAL ROLE THEORY AND THE DEFINITION OF THE WORKER'S SITUATION: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MISSOURI UNIV COLUMBIA CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN SOCIAL BEHAVIOR

Personal Author(s) : Trahair,Richard C. S.

Report Date : JUL 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : A definition is given of the formal role of the worker in his situation based on the elements of structural role theory. The role is only one part of the total 'actual' or 'operational' role of the worker. The actual role is the augmentative of the formal role by the relationships comprising the informal interpersonal role of the person who occupies a position. This informal role is described from the observation of the individuals overt recurrent interpersonal behavior during the adoption of the formal role; and from the analysis of how the individual judges the social and physical conditions under which the overt behavior is shown.

Descriptors :   (*INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY)), GROUP DYNAMICS, CLASSIFICATION, MOTIVATION, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, LABOR, JOB ANALYSIS, APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY, PERSONALITY, DECISION MAKING, PERSONNEL, INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS, LABOR UNIONS

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE