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ERIC Number: EJ857172
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0304-3797
An Assessment of Behavioural Variables Implied in Teamwork: An Experience with Engineering Students of Zaragoza University
Fernandez, Juan Luis Cano; Lopez, Ivan Lidon; Rubio, Ruben Rebollar; Marco, Fernando Gimeno
European Journal of Engineering Education, v34 n2 p113-122 May 2009
This paper presents a study of behavioural variables implied in the working dynamics of student groups undertaking their first project. The study was carried out in two phases. During the first phase, the participants answered a survey of open questions regarding their own behaviour and that of their teammates, questions related to: the quality of their work as a team; their individual contribution to teamwork; and their perception of what they learned after taking part in the experience. Analysis of the answers through the inter-judge consensus method has been the basis for developing a questionnaire of closed questions, which has constituted the second phase of the study. The procedure followed for developing the questionnaire and the results obtained after handing it to 92 students guarantee its validity and reliability for measuring and assessing the behavioural variables implied in how such groups work. The study concludes with the prospects for using such a tool, in order to support the work of student groups throughout the course. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain