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The influence of team leader stress on team effectiveness and leadership effectiveness in a simulated CPR setting.

Baas, M.I.A. (2017) The influence of team leader stress on team effectiveness and leadership effectiveness in a simulated CPR setting.

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Abstract:Providing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is stressful task, in which effective leadership and high team effectiveness are important. The relation between team leader stress and its influence on the team effectiveness and leadership effectiveness in a CPR setting have not yet been studied thoroughly. Since the role of the team leader is very influential in such settings, studying the effect of the team leader has the potential to increase the overall effectiveness of medical teams in performing CPR. Besides that, few studies have been conducted about different kinds of effectiveness (like effectiveness in non-technical and technical skills). A cross-sectional mixed-methods study was conducted among 37 medical teams (4 students per team) in a master course Advanced Life Support (ALS). Team leader stress was measured through a questionnaire (self-reported stress) and the E4 wristband (psychophysiological stress measurement). Significant results were only found in some teams between team leader stress and technical skills. Interestingly, the self-reported stress that the team leader experienced, did significantly contribute to team effectiveness. However, the effect was positive instead of negative. This indicates that more self-reported team leader stress associates with a higher level of team effectiveness. The practical implications of these findings and suggestions for future research are provided in the discussion.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/72711
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