M.A. in School Psychology
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Learning strategies; Learning, Psychology of
The purpose of the present study was to examine the impact of working alone versus working with others on stress and performance. Gender was also looked at as a variable affecting stress and performance as well. The Block by Block design, a building game consisting of seven different shaped blocks, was used in order to assess the ninety-five participants (23 male & 72 female) recruited from a medium sized university in southern New Jersey. Subjects were assigned to work either alone or with others in recreating specific images using the blocks, and were then asked to report their performance and individual stress. Analysis using the Mann-Whitney test revealed a significant effect found on performance by subject grouping.
Satow, Shari L., "An exploration of the impact of working individually versus working collectively on stress and performance" (2005). Theses and Dissertations. 1075.