Accession Number : AD0752142

Title :   Consequences of Racial Heterogeneity and Homogeneity in Problem-Solving Groups.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE

Personal Author(s) : Hill,Walter A. ; Ruhe,John A.

Report Date : NOV 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : Ziller's model for analysis of heterogeneity of group composition was used to determine the consequences of racial composition in subordinate dyads for various attitudes and behaviors. Subjects were 96 male undergraduate students - black and white - who participated as subordinates and supervisors in different racially mixed problem-solving groups. Results indicate that homogeneous black, homogeneous white, and heterogeneous dyads of subordinates did not differ in cohesiveness, amount of conflict and satisfaction observed and reported, self-esteem, and group productivity. The only significant differences found between black and white subordinates originated within the heterogeneous dyads. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GROUP DYNAMICS, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY)), PROBLEM SOLVING

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE