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Work team efficacy: An assessment of group confidence estimation methods


Gibson, CB and Randel, A and Earley, PC, Work team efficacy: An assessment of group confidence estimation methods, Group and Organization Management: An International Journal, 25, (1) pp. 67-97. ISSN 1059-6011 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1177/1059601100251005


Methods of assessing group efficacy were examined using a multiparty role play negotiation. Group efficacy is defined as a groupís perceived capability to perform. Three methods of measuring group efficacy were compared: (a) group potency, (b) an aggregation of group membersí estimates, and (c) group discussion. These methods were used to assess group efficacy regarding several group performance characteristics. Analyses were conducted to assess various validity and measurement issues. All methods and types demonstrated construct validity; however, predictive validity was modest and varied across the measures. The group discussion method predicted group outcomes better than the potency scale or aggregate method. As expected, generalized efficacy measures predicted general performance indicators, and task-specific measures predicted task-specific performance.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Strategy, management and organisational behaviour
Research Field:Organisational behaviour
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Work and labour market
Objective Field:Work and labour market not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Earley, PC (Professor Chris Earley)
ID Code:101818
Year Published:2000
Web of Science® Times Cited:150
Deposited By:Faculty of Business
Deposited On:2015-07-10
Last Modified:2015-07-24

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