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ERIC Number: ED551573
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 169
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: 978-1-2678-3457-7
Contributions Made by a Strengths-Oriented Intervention to Trusting Relationships within Pre-Existing Teams
King, W. Bernt
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Azusa Pacific University
This qualitative study spotlighted a grounded theory regarding contributions to affect- and cognition-based trust by a strengths-oriented intervention in pre-existing teams. Using purposeful and convenience sampling, 18 participants in a strengths-oriented intervention from 2 different regions of the Pacific Northwest were selected. A semi-structured interview protocol was used in interviews conducted within 3 months of the intervention. Results were verified through an independent evaluation and comparisons to the broader literature on trust development in teams. Findings suggest contributions were made to both affect- and cognition-based trust in the teams that participated in the intervention. The identified components of affect-based trust were increased levels of vulnerability, actions that communicate value, and the ability to resolve conflict. Components identified as contributions to cognition-based trust included self-awareness, the validation of fellow team-members, and an increase in the knowledge-base in regard to fellow team members. Furthermore, a helictical model of trust development was affirmed by participants who recounted their respective team's positive development. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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