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The influence of team personality composition on team performance

Simmelink, M. (2018) The influence of team personality composition on team performance.

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Abstract:With teamwork becoming the norm for organizations, it is important to find out what attributes contribute to making an effective team. This study used three HEXACO variables (extraversion, conscientiousness and agreeableness) to predict team performance. The personality characteristics were measured by using a 30-item HEXACO-PI-R questionnaire. In order to assess personality on a team level, mean group scores and variance were included as independent variables. The dependent variable was a team performance measure. The study was conducted in an Escape Room using a convenience sample (n = 46). It was found that in this setting, none of the variables assessed here were predictors of team performance. A possible explanation is that the setting was a restricted real-life setting, where people were restrained in the behaviour they could carry out. Furthermore, team type and the lack of distinction between different types of teams could have influenced the results found in this study.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
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