We thank John Beauvais, Lisa Faden, Kevin Kean, and Jeffrey Stanton for assistance in experimental stimuli preparation. We also thank Reuben Baron and R. James Holzworth for helpful comments on previous drafts of this article. This research was also presented at the 10th Annual Conference for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, May 1995, Orlando, FL.
Components of Teamwork: Impact on Evaluations of Contributions to Work Team Effectiveness1
Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume 27, Issue 19, pages 1694–1715, October 1997
How to Cite
Harris, T. C. and Barnes-Farrell, J. L. (1997), Components of Teamwork: Impact on Evaluations of Contributions to Work Team Effectiveness. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 27: 1694–1715. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.1997.tb01620.x
- Issue published online: 31 JUL 2006
- Article first published online: 31 JUL 2006
This study examined the relationship between Dickinson's (1993) components of teamwork and ratings of team members' contributions to team success. Undergraduate students (n= 179) each viewed 1 of 8 videotapes depicting a team interacting to solve the Winter Survival Problem. Participants then completed a 52-item questionnaire assessing the connection between teamwork components and perceptions of contributions to team productivity, team viability, teamwork, and overall team performance. With 1 exception, all of the teamwork components manipulated in the study significantly affected appraisals of several aspects of worker effectiveness. Furthermore, raters considered teamwork behaviors that provided direct assistance or direction to team members as being especially critical.