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Examining the mediating role of team growth mindset on the relationship of individual mindsets and shared leadership

Soo Jeoung Han (Graduate School of Education, Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea)
Lei Xie (Department of Organization, Workforce and Leadership Studies, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas, USA)
Michael Beyerlein (Education Administration and Human Resource Development Department, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA)
Rodney Boehm (Department of Multidisciplinary Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA)

European Journal of Training and Development

ISSN: 2046-9012

Article publication date: 29 December 2022

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Abstract

Purpose

As a cornerstone of team performance, learning depends on each member’s mindset. Drawing on implicit theories of intelligence, the purpose of this study is to investigate the relationships among individual members’ mindsets and shared leadership (SL) behaviors in design teams and the mediation role of team growth mindset (TGM) on that relationship.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors analyzed survey results based on individuals who participated in an international design competition. To test the hypothesized model, the data was analyzed by using SEM using Mplus 7.

Findings

The results indicated that an individual growth mindset (IGM; but not an individual-fixed mindset) has significant and positive direct effects on a team growth mindset and SL behaviors. In addition, a TGM mediates the relationship between an IGM and SL.

Originality/value

The research discusses several theoretical and practical implications for human resource development professionals and scholars to improve understanding of a TGM and its influence on individual mindsets and SL behaviors.

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Citation

Han, S.J., Xie, L., Beyerlein, M. and Boehm, R. (2022), "Examining the mediating role of team growth mindset on the relationship of individual mindsets and shared leadership", European Journal of Training and Development, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/EJTD-08-2022-0084

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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