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Team roles: Their relationships to character strengths and job satisfaction


Ruch, Willibald; Gander, Fabian; Platt, Tracey; Hofmann, Jennifer (2018). Team roles: Their relationships to character strengths and job satisfaction. Journal of Positive Psychology, 13(2):190-199.

Abstract

Well-functioning teamwork has frequently been linked to increased work satisfaction and performance. However, there is a paucity of research on the different types of roles in teams. Recently, a new model of role behavior in teams was proposed (comprising seven such team roles: Idea creator, information gatherer, decision-maker, implementer, influencer, energizer, and relationship manager), but an assessment instrument was lacking so far. The present study describes the construction of an instrument for the assessment of these roles in two samples (N = 291 and 274) and examines their relationships with character strengths and job satisfaction. Results show that the team roles are positively related to job satisfaction and most character strengths. The findings support the important role of character strengths in work-related settings and lay ground for further studies on team roles.

Abstract

Well-functioning teamwork has frequently been linked to increased work satisfaction and performance. However, there is a paucity of research on the different types of roles in teams. Recently, a new model of role behavior in teams was proposed (comprising seven such team roles: Idea creator, information gatherer, decision-maker, implementer, influencer, energizer, and relationship manager), but an assessment instrument was lacking so far. The present study describes the construction of an instrument for the assessment of these roles in two samples (N = 291 and 274) and examines their relationships with character strengths and job satisfaction. Results show that the team roles are positively related to job satisfaction and most character strengths. The findings support the important role of character strengths in work-related settings and lay ground for further studies on team roles.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Psychology
Dewey Decimal Classification:150 Psychology
Language:English
Date:2018
Deposited On:30 Nov 2016 14:54
Last Modified:26 Jul 2018 06:00
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:1743-9760
Additional Information:This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in "The Journal of Positive Psychology" on 2016, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/17439760.2016.1257051
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1080/17439760.2016.1257051
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  • : FunderManuel D. and Rhoda Mayerson Foundation
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  • : FunderVIA Institute on Character
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