Team performance : the relationship between interdependence and the outcome of decision making

Baarspul, H.C. (2009) Team performance : the relationship between interdependence and the outcome of decision making.

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Abstract:Interdependence is considered to be one of the defining team characteristics that influen-ce group performance. Existing studies show that the relationship between both task and outcome interdependence and performance is influenced by the interaction among group members. This study adds to the literature by testing the hypothesis that three process-related variables (cohesion, decision making behavior and team coping style) mediate the relationship between task and outcome inter-dependence and group decision making. Using data of 302 individuals organized into 47 teams, multilevel regression analysis shows that cohesion, integrative behavior and the problem-solving team coping style act as mediators. The results of this study suggest that the relationship between perceived team effectiveness and task interdependence is only mediated by effective (and, consequent-ly, not by ineffective) team attitudes and behavior.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/59440
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