The Anticipation of a Severe Initiation

  title={The Anticipation of a Severe Initiation},
  author={Hein F. M. Lodewijkx and Martijn van Zomeren and Jef Syroit},
  journal={Small Group Research},
  pages={237 - 262}
A 2 (anticipated initiation or control) by 2 (male or female) laboratory study (N = 72) sought to delineate factors explaining the effects of severe initiations on group attraction. Building upon Schachter’s affiliation theory, the authors formulated a severity-affiliation-attraction hypothesis (SAAH). SupportingSAAH, an anticipated-initiationconditionincreased participants’level of affiliationtendencyandgroupattractioncompared to a control condition. Also supporting the hypothesis, affiliation… 

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