Accession Number : AD0706753

Title :   THE SELF-OTHER ORIENTATIONS OF THE MARGINAL MAN.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : OREGON UNIV EUGENE

Personal Author(s) : Ziller,Robert C. ; Stark,Bobby J. ; Pruden,Henry O.

Report Date : NOV 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : The marginal man is described as the individual who finds himself within a field of forces of two opposing groups. A non-verbal phenomenological measure of marginality is presented and validated in a series of studies. First line supervisors as well as salesmen (examples of occupational roles in which marginality may be functional) were scored on the measure of marginality. The marginal in contrast to less marginal men tended to support about equally two opposing statements on a given issue. The marginal person was shown to seek a neutral position under conditions of conflict. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PERSONALITY, *DECISION MAKING), (*ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), *GROUP DYNAMICS), PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), SOCIAL COMMUNICATION, STATISTICAL PROCESSES, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, PERCEPTION

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE