Accession Number : AD0828305

Title :   INTERPERSONAL PERCEPTION AND PSYCHOLOGICAL ADJUSTMENT OF GROUP MEMBERS.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly rept.,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA GROUP EFFECTIVENESS RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Fiedler,Fred E.

Report Date : 29 FEB 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The following projects are summarized: The ROTC Study: The study performed with ROTC cadets in 1964 dealt with 54 groups of three men each, who performed two creative tasks under three types of stress situations. Eighteen groups performed under low stress; eighteen under stress generated by internal conflict within the group, and eighteen by external stress caused by the unexpected presence of senior military officers who evaluated and rated the group members during the problem-solving session. The Chanute Study: The study ascertained the effects of interpersonal stress and task stress upon leaders assumed to be relationship oriented (high LPC) and leaders assumed to be task-oriented (low LPC). The findings were in general conformity with previous expectations about LPC scores and provide important information about the reaction of different types of leaders to unexpected stress. Reduction of Inter-cultural Stress: The study performed in Honduras in cooperation with the Los Amigos de las Americas organization involved data collection from volunteer medical teams. The effect of external stress upon member adjustment, leader behavior, and group performance for individuals who have received culture training and for those who have received no training relevant to Central American culture are being investigated.

Descriptors :   (*GROUP DYNAMICS, *ADJUSTMENT(PSYCHOLOGY)), (*LEADERSHIP, STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY)), OFFICER PERSONNEL, BEHAVIOR, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), INTERACTIONS, CONFORMITY, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), CULTURE, TRAINING, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE