Journal article

Team Spirit: The Influence of Psychological Collectivism on the Usage of E-Collaboration Tools

Ofir Turel, Catherine E Connelly

GROUP DECISION AND NEGOTIATION | SPRINGER | Published : 2012

Abstract

The use of information technologies in virtual teams has become common, but little is known about how psychological factors may affect future usage decisions in this context. Our study focuses on psychological collectivism, which is an individual-level form of collectivism (an individual trait capturing people's "team spirit" or psychological attachments to groups) and investigates how this trait affects team members' rational decision making processes. Partial Least Squares analysis applied to data collected from 120 team members suggest that psychological collectivism influences both team-referenced perceptions (confidence in one's team's capability) and system-referenced perceptions (the ..

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