Do people make the team, or does the team make the people?

Interestingly, many researchers discuss team-level constructs as predictors of individual-level outcomes.
While this is not entirely incorrect, it does not tell the whole picture.

In this study, I seek to explore the dynamic relationship between individual-level resources and team level resources.

This study aims to answer the following questions

  • Do team level resources (common examples are team trust and cohesion) predict individual motivation to work with a team? Vice versa?
  • Do individual resources predict motivation to work with a team?
  • Is there a gain/loss spiral in team resources and individual motivation?

The lead author (Doctoral Thesis):
Amer Odeh
Doctoral Student of I/O Psychology
Wayne State University

Academic Supervisor: Dr. Shanique Brown,