Accession Number : AD0758703

Title :   The Effect of Variations in Relatedness Need Satisfaction on Relatedness Desires.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : YALE UNIV NEW HAVEN CONN DEPT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Alderfer,Clayton P. ; Kaplan,Robert E. ; Smith,Ken K.

Report Date : 01 APR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : Hypotheses pertaining to relatedness satisfaction and desire were derived from E.R.G. theory and tested in an experimental social psychology laboratory setting. Twenty-one adult male middle and upper middle managers participated in role playing activities based upon actual work experiences described by the men in pre-experimental interviews. Three significantly different degrees of mutuality and relatedness satisfaction were created by the role playing. The study presents a new behavior coding system for scoring mutuality in interpersonal behavior and demonstrates that high degrees of relatedness satisfaction can be produced in a laboratory setting. (Author Modified Abstract)

Descriptors :   (*SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, THEORY), (*BEHAVIOR, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING, MALES, SUPERVISORS, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, TEST METHODS

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE