This paper is a revised version of Chapter IV of author's Ph.D. Thesis (1974) submitted to Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Bombay, India, under the guidance of Dr. K. G. Desai of the Institute. The author is highly thankful to him for his valuable guidance and suggestions.
Differences in Recall of Adolescent Socialization Among High and Low Achievers in Business1
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Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 11, Issue 6, pages 562–568, December 1981
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Kalra, S. K. (1981), Differences in Recall of Adolescent Socialization Among High and Low Achievers in Business. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 11: 562–568. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.1981.tb00843.x
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- Version of Record online: 31 JUL 2006
The study traces out the adolescence experience of high and low achievers of an organization. The high achievers were those who had joined the organization as clerks and risen to senior managerial positions, whereas low achievers were those who joined with “highs” as clerks and remained clerks even after 15 years of service. A life history questionnaire method was used for the study, and 150 respondents (75 “highs” and 75 “lows”) were extensively interviewed about various aspects of their adolescence. The findings in this paper indicate that high achievers were encouraged to have their independent opinions and had achievement oriented future plans during their adolescence.