Peer responses to a team's weakest link: A test and extension of LePine and Van Dyne's model

Christine L. Jackson, Jeffrey A. LePine

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Abstract

This article reports research intended to assess and extend a recent theory of peer responses to low-performing team members (J. A. LePine & L. Van Dyne, 2001a). An instrument that assesses 4 types of peer responses to low performers (compensating for, training, motivating, and rejecting) was developed and then cross-validated in a subsequent study. Results of the study supported the validity of the peer responses measure and were generally consistent with the attributional theory of peer responses. Low-performer characteristics influenced the peer responses. These effects were mediated in part by peer attributions, affect, and cognitions, which explained variance in the peer responses over and above the variance explained by respondents' personality characteristics (i.e., The Big Five).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)459-475
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Applied Psychology
Volume88
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology

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