Accession Number : AD0741701

Title :   A Cross Cultural Study of Personality and Persuasibility: Internal-External Control and Source Credibility.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MARYLAND UNIV COLLEGE PARK DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : McGinnies,Elliott M. ; Ward,Charles D.

Report Date : JUN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : Using Rotter's 1-E Scale as a measure of the extent to which an individual feels that rewards are either contingent upon his own behavior or are controlled by forces outside of himself, a determination was made of the extent to which persons who were classified as internals or Externals would be influenced by arguments emanating from sources either high or low in credibility. A 2 x 2 x 5 analysis of varriance was performed on the data using attitude toward the extension of maritime boundaries as the major dependent variable. In the between-countries analysis, two main effects--those due to credibility and nationality--were significant. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MOTIVATION, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY)), (*CULTURE, *SOCIAL COMMUNICATION), PERSONALITY, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE