Accession Number : AD0700105

Title :   MULTIPLE METHODS IN THE LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF SMALL GROUPS UNDER STRESS

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Stapert, John C ; McGrath, Joseph E

PDF Url : AD0700105

Report Date : Aug 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 132

Abstract : The investigation was an attempt to assess the convergent and discriminant validity of the key variables of influence, affect, and activity in small group research by conducting a systematic study which followed and extended a multitrait-multimethod paradigm. Analyses disclosed widespread method variance among all rating methodologies. The implications of the findings for small group research and for research in social and psychological stress are discussed.

Descriptors :   *BEHAVIOR, *GROUP DYNAMICS, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, DATA PROCESSING, MEASUREMENT, PATTERN RECOGNITION, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), QUESTIONNAIRES, SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, SET THEORY, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, STATISTICAL PROCESSES, STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE