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FORM: ARTICLE
Author: Zander, Alvin; Natsoulas, Thomas; Thomas, Edwin J.
Title: Personal Goals and the Group Goals for the Member.
Source: Human Relations, 1960. 13 p.333-344
Language: English
Subjects: Thesaurus terms: No terms assigned
Added Keywords: GROUP INFLUENCE, ON ASPIRATION LEVEL; ASPIRATION & ASPIRATION LEVEL, & GROUP INVOLVEMENT; ASPIRATION & ASPIRATION LEVEL, & GROUP GOAL; ASPIRATION & ASPIRATION LEVEL, & DIFFICULTY LEVEL; GROUP INFLUENCES
Classification Code: Social Psychology (3000)
Abstract: Sources of congruity between the member's level of aspiration and the group's goal for the member were investigated in 160 male undergraduates. Findings: Variations in difficulty for the member of the group goal had little effect on congruence or level of member aspiration. Pressures to attain goals were directly proportional to level of aspiration, and to congruence when the goal was difficult. Greater congruence was related to involvement in the group, greater strength of aspiration, and greater internalization of the goal. In persons with greater aspiration strength, strength of pressure was inversely related to rate of production. From Psyc Abstracts 36:01:1GE33Z. ((c) 1999 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved)