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Comm-200 Final Exam Notes Chapter 9 GROUP CONTEXTS Nature Of Groups Group Size 1. Small groups-- 3 to 15 2. Research-- 4 to 7 3. Research findings-- A. the larger the size, the less efficient the grp performance B. the larger the size (beyond an optimum of 5 to 7), the less efficient the grp performance Types of Groups 1. Task-oriented / problem-solving : focus of theory and research in communication 2. Therapy 3. Consciousness-raising : based on cause to fight for 4. Learning : group project (eg; study group) Leadership 1. Trait Approach A. Leaders tend to be high on self esteem, open-mindedness, aggression, achievement, motivation, analytical 2. Functional Approach : leadership behaviors needed for a grp to accomplish goals A. task leader : oversees task B. group maintenance leader : someone who makes sure everyone in grp knows what’s going on 3. Style Approach A. Authoritarian Leader : makes all decisions; no arguments. Best in highly stressful, dangerous, competitive
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