Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts



First Advisor

Dr. Nangle

Second Advisor

Dr. Farrell

Third Advisor

Dr. Brethower

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


Thirty-three students at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo participated in the study and were divided into seven groups. The results of the Gross Cohesiveness Scale (Gross, 1957) showed two of the seven groups scored within the accepted range of cohesiveness. No significant differences in cohesiveness were found between the groups. Data were also collected on a 3 Factor Cohesiveness Questionnaire. The factors of compatibility and leadership related to group cohesiveness for groups exposed to group process techniques, but no factors related to group cohesiveness for groups who were not exposed to group process techniques. It is suggested that component analysis research can be done by using separate group process techniques and measuring each technique's direct impact on group cohesiveness.