Effectiveness of individual and dyadic training protocols: the influence of trainee interaction anxiety. Academic Article uri icon


  • The present study focuses on the consequences of the social dynamics that are created whenever two or more individuals are brought together for the purpose of training. An investigation of the role of individual differences in interaction anxiety on training outcomes demonstrated that the comparative effectiveness of dyadic versus individual protocols for computer-based training is moderate by trainees' level of interaction anxiety. Specifically, assignment to a dyadic protocol adversely affected the performance of high-interaction-anxiety participants but appeared to be advantageous for low-interaction-anxiety participants. Implications are discussed for changing the design and implementation of computer-based protocols for training groups and individuals in military and industrial training centers.

published proceedings

  • Hum Factors

author list (cited authors)

  • Arthur, W., Young, B., Jordan, J. A., & Shebilske, W. L

citation count

  • 24

complete list of authors

  • Arthur, W||Young, B||Jordan, JA||Shebilske, WL

publication date

  • March 1996