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ERIC Number: EJ1063457
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1540-4595
Student Perceptions of Social Loafing in Undergraduate Business Classroom Teams
Jassawalla, Avan R.; Malshe, Avinash; Sashittal, Hemant
Decision Sciences Journal of Innovative Education, v6 n2 p403-426 Jul 2008
There is a rich body of research devoted to the causes and remedies of social loafing in workplace teams. However, the social loafing phenomenon remains underinvestigated from the perspective of students in undergraduate business classroom teams. In particular, how they define and respond to loafing remains unknown. This article reports findings from a two-stage study that shows social loafing as a more complex construct than current conceptions suggest. Moreover, students avoid confronting loafers and prefer to have instructors administer postpriori justice based on their self-report of individual contributions. Based on the findings and recent writings, the article speculates on the causes of these student responses to social loafing in classroom teams.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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