Fraternity and sorority member perceptions of homophily, supportive communication, and group behavior as a function of control expectancies
Date of Graduation
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Theodore A. Avtgis.
Matthew M. Martin
The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of control expectancies on fraternity and sorority member's perceptions of their group. Based on a review of the literature pertinent to this investigation nine hypotheses were forwarded. Generally speaking, the hypotheses suggest that fraternity and sorority members perceptions will differ based on their control expectancies. One hundred ninety-five fraternity and sorority members completed a questionnaire that included the Three Factor Locus of Control Scale (Levenson, 1973), the Perceived Homophily Measure (McCroskey et al., 1975), the Quality of Relationship Inventory (Pierce et al., 1991), dimensions of the Group Behavior Inventory (Friedlander, 1966) and the Leader-Member Exchange Measure (Graen & Cashman, 1975). Results of a Multivariate Analysis of Variance failed to support the forwarded hypotheses indicating that fraternity and sorority group members generally do not differ on their perceptions of their group as a function of their control expectancies. Limitations and directions for future research are discussed.
Dohanos, Andrew D., "Fraternity and sorority member perceptions of homophily, supportive communication, and group behavior as a function of control expectancies" (2003). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 820.