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The effect of individual expectations on Firo-B profiles.

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dc.contributor.author McGurk, William G.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-13T19:38:03Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-13T19:38:03Z
dc.date.created 1978 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-12-13
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/2335
dc.description vi, 95 leaves en_US
dc.description.abstract To test the hypothesis that subjects' expectations influence responses to Schutz's FIRO-B questionnaire, 60 male and female undergraduate college students were tested under different sets of instructions. A between-within subjects three-factor mixed design was employed to determine score variance in each of Schutz's FIRO-B need areas as a result of the instruction and gender variables. The null form of all hypotheses was accepted and indicated that the instruction and gender variables had no significant effect on FIRO-B profiles. Significant findings were obtained due to variances among the need areas themselves. The significant differences resulted from unpredictable variances of Schutz's Control factor. These were not rational explanations of human behavior and indicated that the FIRO-B was not accurately measuring interpersonal needs in this sample. Some doubt is cast on the validity and reliability of the FIRO-B questionnaire and Schutz's theory of Fundamental Interpersonal Relationships Orientation which the FIRO-Bwas designed to assess. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Human behavior. en_US
dc.subject Expectation (Psychology) en_US
dc.subject Interpersonal relations. en_US
dc.title The effect of individual expectations on Firo-B profiles. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.college the teachers college en_US
dc.advisor David Dungan en_US
dc.department psychology en_US

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