A review of research on personality in teams: Accounting for pathways spanning levels of theory and analysis

Jeffery LePine, Brooke R. Buckman, Eean R. Crawford, Jessica R. Methot

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Abstract

Over the last half century there has been a great deal of interest in the role of personality in teams. In this article we review the theoretical and empirical research on this topic to summarize what we have learned and also to provide a foundation for future research necessary for application of this knowledge to human resource management decisions. We describe research that emphasizes both team- and individual-levels of analysis and theory, and we discuss recent efforts that attempt to bridge these two levels. We conclude by identifying several issues that should take precedence in research in order to advance our understanding of the role of personality in teams.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Pages311-330
Number of pages20
JournalHuman Resource Management Review
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Multi-level
  • Personality
  • Team composition
  • Team design
  • Team effectiveness

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  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Applied Psychology

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A review of research on personality in teams : Accounting for pathways spanning levels of theory and analysis. / LePine, Jeffery; Buckman, Brooke R.; Crawford, Eean R.; Methot, Jessica R.

In: Human Resource Management Review, Vol. 21, No. 4, 12.2011, p. 311-330.

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LePine, Jeffery ; Buckman, Brooke R. ; Crawford, Eean R. ; Methot, Jessica R. / A review of research on personality in teams : Accounting for pathways spanning levels of theory and analysis. In: Human Resource Management Review. 2011 ; Vol. 21, No. 4. pp. 311-330.
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