Confucian dynamism work values and team performance: A multiple-level analysis
Article first published online: 5 APR 2012
© 2012 The Authors. Asian Journal of Social Psychology © 2012 Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd with the Asian Association of Social Psychology and the Japanese Group Dynamics Association
Asian Journal of Social Psychology
Volume 15, Issue 3, pages 178–188, September 2012
How to Cite
Huang, M.-P., Liang, W.-C. and Hsin, C.-N. (2012), Confucian dynamism work values and team performance: A multiple-level analysis. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 15: 178–188. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-839X.2012.01369.x
- Issue published online: 16 AUG 2012
- Article first published online: 5 APR 2012
- Received 10 November 2010; accepted 9 December 2011.
- Confucian dynamism;
- multi-levels of analysis;
- work values
In this study we clarified the multiple-level effects of Confucian-related work values, including self-discipline and interpersonal ethics, on the performance of individuals and the team. Empirical data of 70 work teams with 472 team members from Taiwanese enterprises were collected to test our hypotheses. Results showed that, at the group level, shared team values of interpersonal ethics were positively related to team performance through the partial mediation of team cooperation. For cross-level effect, shared team values of interpersonal ethics and individual member's self-discipline values were both positively related to individual performance. The implications of Confucian dynamism work values on contemporary organizational management and indigenous Chinese team theories were provided.