Members Matter In Team Training: Multilevel And Longitudinal Relationships Between Goal Orientation, Self-Regulation, And Team Outcomes

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J. Kemp Ellington PhD, Assistant Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: Longitudinal data from 338 individuals across 64 teams in a simulation-based team-training context were used to examine the effects of dispositional goal orientation on self-regulated learning (self-efficacy and metacognition). Team goal orientation compositions, as reflected by average goal orientations of team members, were examined for moderating effects on these individual-level relationships. Finally, individual-level self-regulation was investigated for its influence on multiple team-level outcomes across time. Results showed generally positive effects of learning goal orientation and negative effects of avoid performance and prove performance goal orientations on rates of self-regulation during team training. However, several of these individual-level relationships were moderated by team goal orientation composition. The importance of self-regulation in teams was displayed by results showing the average level of self-regulation among a team’s members over time was positively associated with team efficacy, team cooperation quality, and team decision making.

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Dierdorff, E. C. and Ellington, J. K. (2012), Members Matter in Team Training: Multilevel and Longitudinal Relationships Between Goal Orientation, Self-Regulation, and Team Outcomes. Personnel Psychology, 65: 661-703. doi:10.1111/j.1744-6570.2012.01255.x. Publisher version of record available at:
Language: English
Date: 2012
Goal orientation, Team Training, Team cooperation, decision-making

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