ERIC Number: EJ1178576
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Investigating Antecedents of Task Commitment and Task Attraction in Service Learning Team Projects
Schaffer, Bryan S.; Manegold, Jennifer G.
Journal of Education for Business, v93 n5 p222-232 2018
The authors investigated the antecedents of team task cohesiveness in service learning classroom environments. Focusing on task commitment and task attraction as key dependent variables representing cohesiveness, and task interdependence as the primary independent variable, the authors position three important task action phase processes as mediators in the analyses. Overall, results provide strong support for hypothesized relationships. Task interdependence in student teams significantly influences task cohesiveness through these action phase processes. The authors highlight important implications for faculty who are interested in how to best structure student teams, particularly when course projects incorporate service learning.
Descriptors: Service Learning, Teamwork, Classroom Environment, Predictor Variables, Hypothesis Testing, Group Dynamics, Business Administration Education, Intervention, Progress Monitoring, Peer Evaluation, Likert Scales, Correlation, Learning Activities, Learner Engagement
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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