International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Modeling the Effects of Personality on Performance Outcomes in Student Teams
William R. Forrester, Ph.D; Armen Tashchian, Ph.D.

This paper discusses relationships between team personality elevation and diversity and team work performance outcomes in the context of student teams engaged in academic coursework. A model is presented proposing that team effort, team effectiveness, and team work satisfaction are influenced by elevation and diversity of the Big Five personality dimensions and that these effects are mediated by group communications and workload sharing. The model proposes that the influence of personality elevation and diversity on performance outcomes is mediated by communication within the group and by group workload sharing. Relationships among these components are presented as propositions to guide future research.

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