Interaction of identity and position in a communication network

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Trezler, Jerome T.
Psychiatry and Psychology
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A communication network situation was used to study the behavioral effects of the group position-identity level interaction. The position was varied by placing the subject in either a central or peripheral position in the network. THe identity levels of high, moderate and low were determined by means of a questionnaire. The results in general show that anxiety and morale were both higher for subjects who occupied the central position than for subjects in the peripheral position, and that no interaction of position and identity level occurred to affect behavior.