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Document Type

Research

Abstract

The problem is not the usual one of trying to predict behavior relevant to an individual's daily activities, but that of predicting how an individual will behave in and adapt to an environment in which he has never found himself, or ever thought he would find himself. Involved in such prediction is the question of whether the individual will behave as predicted once he comes in contact with the new environment. This may be the situation facing a company wanting to locate abroad, hiring native employees together with some Americans. The expense of training, ill-will, loss of production, etc., created by placing Americans who cannot adjust to a foreign culture are unnecessary losses that may be reduced through a better program of selection. At the outset, it should be mentioned that this is not a validation study, but is an attempt to get leads for a real validation at some future time. It is presented as an idea which seems workable and challenging.

Publication Date

1958

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

65

Issue

1

First Page

411

Last Page

418

Copyright

© Copyright 1958 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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