Sociometry: A University Tool to Facilitate the Cohesion of Academic Groups

  • Luis Miguel Mazón
  • Datzania Villao
  • Teresa Guarda
  • Linda Núñez
  • María Muñoz
  • Manuel Serrano
  • Divar Castro
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 94)

Abstract

The methods used by a teacher to improve the learning process, allow applying techniques that analyze the interrelations in small groups and in this way, overcome the weaknesses generated by the lack of group dynamism. In this article, the objective was to know the interrelations generated by popularity, authority, positive leadership and the complement that is the grouping of different people. For this purpose, an online sociometric test was applied to 93 students of the Business Administration Career from Peninsula de Santa Elena University-Ecuador, using a software called sociometric classroom to analyze the results. The results showed that empathy and sympathy are drivers of the searching for improvement in a group sub-structures. On the other hand, the test allowed the selection of leaders, who were students with a greater number of votes, popularity and a high academic performance.

Keywords

Sociometry Test Leaders Students Group dynamism 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luis Miguel Mazón
    • 1
  • Datzania Villao
    • 1
  • Teresa Guarda
    • 1
    • 2
  • Linda Núñez
    • 1
  • María Muñoz
    • 1
  • Manuel Serrano
    • 1
  • Divar Castro
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidad Estatal Península de Santa Elena – UPSELa LibertadEcuador
  2. 2.Algoritmi Centre, Minho UniversityGuimarãesPortugal

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