Group performance as a function of group ability, group type, group composition, and task condition

Chan, Steve C. Y. (1985). Group performance as a function of group ability, group type, group composition, and task condition Master's Thesis, Dept. of Commerce, University of Queensland.

       
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Author Chan, Steve C. Y.
Thesis Title Group performance as a function of group ability, group type, group composition, and task condition
School, Centre or Institute Dept. of Commerce
Institution University of Queensland
Publication date 1985
Thesis type Master's Thesis
Total pages 70
Language eng
Subjects 14 Economics
Formatted abstract Many studies of group performance found that nominal groups perform better than real groups. To investigate the validity of these findings, this study adopted a five way (2x2x2x2x3) factorial design with random assignment of subjects to different experimental groups. The task was an anagrams task. There were two dependent variables J number of correct words and number of errors. The five independent variables were group ability, group type, group composition, task condition and time intervals.

Results showed that real groups did not differ from nominal groups in number of correct words but they made less errors than the nominal groups. Implications of these results are contained in this thesis.


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