The team role test: development and validation of a team role knowledge situational judgment test

Development and Learning in Organizations

ISSN: 1477-7282

Article publication date: 22 August 2008

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Mumford, T.V. (2008), "The team role test: development and validation of a team role knowledge situational judgment test", Development and Learning in Organizations, Vol. 22 No. 5. https://doi.org/10.1108/dlo.2008.08122ead.003

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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The team role test: development and validation of a team role knowledge situational judgment test

Article Type: Abstracts From: Development and Learning in Organizations, Volume 22, Issue 5

Mumford T.V., , Morgeson F.P., , Van Iddekinge C.H. and , Campion M.A. Journal of Applied Psychology, March 2008, Vol. 93 No. 2, Start page: 250, No. of pages: 18

Purpose – introduces the concept of team role knowledge and examines its usefulness with regard to work team member selection. Design/methodology/approach – discusses the concept of team roles; presents a relevant literature review; looks at how team role knowledge can contribute to defining the roles required in particular situations and suggests that a key way that team role knowledge influences role performance is by increasing the “role repertoires” of team members. Presents a situational judgment test designed to measure team role knowledge and describes the development of the Team Role Test (TRT) (measures knowledge of ten roles) that was then administered to 160 students involved in academic project teams. Outlines how the TRT was designed to measure knowledge of team roles and the contingencies surrounding their appropriate use in team situations. Findings – puts forward how TRT role scores were positively related to peer ratings of team members role performance; highlights how role knowledge was a better predictor of performance than mental ability and team tenure. Research limitations/implications – small sample sizes; replicate and extend study findings; investigate whether role knowledge predicts team member job performance. Originality/value – introduced the concept of team role knowledge as a way of determining team member behaviour and performance. ISSN: 0021-9010 Reference: 37AK951

Keywords: Group selection, Group working, Team management, Team performance, Teamwork

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