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The Good Group [microform] : An Investigation of the Characteristics, Attitudes, and Disposition of its Members. Final Report / Duane Brown and Others
Bib ID 5237073
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Brown, Duane
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1972 
49 p. 
Summary

This paper attempts to identify those characteristics of a "good group" (sensitivity group) which should be emphasized or fostered if group members are to have a group experience which is meaningful to and productive for them. The research around which this report is based is discussed under the headings of sensitivity training groups, self-disclosure, trust, cohesiveness (interpersonal attraction), ambiguity tolerance locus of control, affect, and personal style. This quest for the elements which compose a vital group leads to a cognizance of the characteristics, attitudes, and dispositions which should be emphasized or nurtured during training. The variables of trust, self-disclosure, and cohesiveness are of current concern to the proponents of the t-group method. The expression of affect variable is another essential ingredient in vital group relations. These variables, in addition to locus of control, ambiguity tolerance, and sixteen personality factors, have been chosen as targets in the inquiry. Implications that the first four variables are related to the differentiation of a good group are found throughout the body of research. Only within the "good" encounter group does one find the unselfish giving and receiving which is sought by a number of people today. (Author/WS)

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Sponsoring Agency: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.

Contract Number: OEG-3-71-0083.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Group Dynamics.  |  Groups.  |  Sensitivity Training.  |  Sociometric Techniques.  |  Trainers.
Other authors/contributors West Virginia Univ., Morgantown. Dept. of Counseling and Guidance
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