ERIC Number: EJ1018901
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Teamwork Satisfaction: Exploring the Multilevel Interaction of Teamwork Interest and Group Extraversion
French, Kimberly A.; Kottke, Janet L.
Active Learning in Higher Education, v14 n3 p189-200 Nov 2013
Multilevel modeling is used to examine the impact of teamwork interest and group extraversion on group satisfaction. Participants included 206 undergraduates in 65 groups who were surveyed at the beginning and end of a requisite term-length group project for an upper-division university course. We hypothesized that teamwork interest and both extraversion dispersion and higher mean extraversion would predict satisfaction with the group. Results indicated both teamwork interest and mean extraversion were not a predictor of satisfaction. Contrary to the hypothesis, greater extraversion dispersion and the interaction between teamwork interest and extraversion dispersion predicted less satisfaction. Extraversion dispersion was a better predictor of student satisfaction when individuals were more interested in teamwork. Additionally, extraversion dispersion may be a suppressor variable for teamwork interest. These results have implications for instructors facilitating group work and ensuring students have a positive group work experience.
Descriptors: Group Activities, Teamwork, Participant Satisfaction, Group Dynamics, Undergraduate Students, Student Projects, Pretests Posttests, Student Surveys, Extraversion Introversion, Predictive Validity, Hypothesis Testing, Active Learning, Student Interests, Cohort Analysis, Predictive Measurement
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