Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts



First Advisor

Dr. John G. Jochem

Second Advisor

Dr. E. Jack Asher Jr.

Third Advisor

Dr. Stanley Kuffel

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


First paragraph:

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of experimentally controlled working conditions upon task performance and attitudes of small work groups. In one condition, initial group experience in the form of success or failure is manipulated in order to study its effects upon subsequent group task performance and attitude. In another condition, the effects of disruption on group performance and attitude is investigated using stooges as the disrupters.

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