hello everyone

K.M.Wilson (pep403@bangor.ac.uk)
Thu, 22 Jul 1999 14:57:39 +0100 (BST)

My name is Kylie Wilson and I am a part-time PhD student at the Sports
Science Department, University of Wales, Bangor, and a part-time sport
psychologist for the British Gymnastics Association. I am in my first
year ofresearch, and am interested in Group Cohesion in sports teams
via the perspective of Personal Construct Theory.

I am planning to use repertory
grid technique to produce construct-element grids for each team member
(constructs will
be supplied and elements are the team members). My research predictions
are that teams with similar or homogeneous construct systems will have
higher levels of group
cohesion and perform better compared with teams that have heterogeneous
construct systems. While I am still trying to get my head around Kelly
and his theory, I am having some methodological issues, namely; I need
a computer package that analyses multiple grids (two, three, or
four), and gives a single score which indicates
homogeneity/heterogeneity of
constructs. At the moment, I have come across two potential programs,
(a) the FLEXIGRD program, with an additional multigrid feature, added
by John Porter, and (b) SOCIOGRIDS, which is produced by Thomas and
Harri-Augstein from Brunel University.

If anyone has had experience
with either of these programs, I would be grateful for any information.
regarding their features.

Looking forward to some stimulating discussion.

This is my first message to mailbase