Title

The selection of task group mates based on desired characteristics and preferred group composition: The role of gender

Date of Publication

2007

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Educational Psychology

Subject Categories

Educational Psychology

College

Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education

Department/Unit

Counseling and Educational Psychology

Thesis Adviser

Nancy Rayos

Defense Panel Chair

Carmelita Pabiton

Defense Panel Member

Regina De Gracia

Abstract/Summary

The study, using a mixed design, attempted to find the factors that are considered to be essential in selecting a group mate. After identifying group composition and gender preference as variables, two focus group discussions were conducted to generate items for a survey instrument to be developed. The output was a 34-item questionnaire using a 5-point Likert-type scale that was fielded to 120 participants. The questionnaire consists of factors to be considered in the selection of a task group mate as well as items on the preference of group composition and gender of partner. The results showed that both male and female respondents prefer to have a female partner. In terms of group composition, female respondents prefer to be grouped with 1 female and 2 males, and male respondent prefer to be grouped with 1 male and 2 females. Results also showed that female respondents consider dominance and efficiency as important factors in choosing a group mate. The respondents who chose a male partner showed that they prefer being partnered with someone who posses high self esteem.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Print

Accession Number

TU15100

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F, Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

viii, 47, [5] leaves, illustrations, 28 cm.

Keywords

Small groups; Cliques (Sociology)

Embargo Period

4-4-2021

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