A meta-analysis of teamwork processes: Tests of a multidimensional model and relationships with team effectiveness criteria

Jeffery A. LePine, Ronald F. Piccolo, Christine L. Jackson, John E. Mathieu, Jessica R. Saul

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Abstract

Drawing from Marks, Mathieu, and Zaccaro (2001), we proposed that narrowly focused teamwork processes load onto 3 higher-order teamwork process dimensions, which in turn load onto a general teamwork process factor. Results of model testing using meta-analyses of relationships among narrow teamwork processes provided support for the structure of this multidimensional theory of teamwork process. Meta-analytic results also indicated that teamwork processes have positive relationships with team performance and member satisfaction, and that the relationships are similar across the teamwork dimensions and levels of process specificity. Supplemental analyses revealed that the 3 intermediate-level teamwork processes are positively and strongly related to cohesion and potency. Results of moderator analyses suggested that relationships among teamwork processes and team performance are somewhat dependent on task interdependence and team size.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)273-307
Number of pages35
JournalPersonnel Psychology
Volume61
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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