Accession Number:

AD0422328

Title:

INCREASING TEAM PROFICIENCY THROUGH TRAINING. 4. A LEARNING-THEORETIC ANALYSIS OF THE EFFECTS OF TEAM ARRANGEMENT ON TEAM PERFORMANCE,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AMERICAN INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH PITTSBURGH PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1963-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

65.0

Abstract:

The influence of feedback about team performance was hypothesized to differentially affect team performance as a function of team arrangement. Arrangement was defined as the manner in which the performance of the team members must interrelate in order for them to complete the team task. Three two-man team arrangements were considered in the series team, both members were required to perform correctly in order to complete the team task in the parallel team, correct team performance was a function of the correct performance of either of the members and in the individual team, team output was determined by the performance of one selected team member. The results of this study indicated 1 there was a significant positive correlation between predicted and observed initial team performance 2 team member proficiency was significantly related to the schedule of reinforcement the subject experienced as a team member and 3 team performance demonstrated characteristics which had been predicted on the basis of the feedback conditions to the team members. The results were interpreted in terms of a learningtheoretic approach to team performance. Author

Subject Categories:

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE