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Title: Assessing team performance
Author: Senior, Barbara
ISNI:       0000 0004 2698 0000
Awarding Body: University of East London
Current Institution: University of East London
Date of Award: 2002
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This thesis presents two studies of alternative methodologies for assessing team performance, specifically in the context of teams for which there are no objective performance criteria. The first study derived its methodology from personal construct theory to explore the viability of using repertory grid technique, firstly to generate team performance constructs and then to use these to assess team performance. The team performance constructs that emerged from the first study were used to give construct validity to the second study that consisted of the development of a questionnaire (the Team Performance Survey) for assessing team performance. Exploratory factor analysis, together with internal consistency assessment, was used to develop three possible scale structures. Confirmatory factor analysis assisted in the establishment of the final seven-scale version of the questionnaire. The outcomes from these studies show that the use of repertory grid technique does provide a useful and interesting method of measuring of team performance and, that given time and resources, this could well be a better method of assessment than that of generic questionnaires. Having said this, the generic questionnaire developed directly from the earlier study, lays claim to validity and reliability through its base in the perceptions of team members and the rigorous process of psychometric testing employed to produce the final version. The thesis concludes with a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of these two approaches to team performance assessment. Suggestions for future research are made.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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