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Control and Belbin’s team roles

Steven G. Fisher (Department of Psychology, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland)
K W.D. eith Macrosson (Interface Studies Unit, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland)
John H. Semple (e‐Point Ltd, Tillicoultry, Scotland)

Personnel Review

ISSN: 0048-3486

Article publication date: 1 October 2001



Consideration of Belbin’s team role model led to the view that some of the roles proposed might require the exercise of control, but others much less so. A hypothesis which indicated which roles might be expected to manifest expressed and wanted control was developed and then tested using Schutz’s FIRO‐B questionnaire. A mixture of graduates in employment and undergraduates still at university were utilised as subjects for the investigation. After consideration of the validity of Schutz’s constructs, the data obtained were construed as supporting the hypothesis and adding weight to the claims for the validity of the Belbin team role model.



Fisher, S.G., W.D., K. and Semple, J.H. (2001), "Control and Belbin’s team roles", Personnel Review, Vol. 30 No. 5, pp. 578-588.




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