Research on Status Congruence
The preceding theoretical analysis led me to believe that the attributes of a person’s different status ranks were basically attributes of interpersonal mastery, and that, therefore, status incongruence—existing when the several rank positions a person holds fail to recommend consistent behavioral expectancies—was dissatisfying and troublesome because of the challenge to mastery that it posed. With these thoughts in mind and a good NIMH grant in hand, the natural next step was to devise a series of laboratory experiments that could systematically examine several derivations from this mini-theory (see Sampson, 1969, for a summary of much of this work).
KeywordsStatus Congruence Personal Status Status Hierarchy Psychological Tension Sonal Status
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