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The Effect of Shared Versus Individual Reflection on Team Outcomes

The Effect of Shared Versus Individual Reflection on Team Outcomes

“From these results, we can speculate that it is possible that individual reflection assignments may be just as effective in reaching these positive team process outcomes, a conclusion which conflicts somewhat with the finding of Dayaram and Fung (2012).” (p.24) “Through such shared reflection, not only are individual team members asked to make a more conscientious commitment to the project, but also as a part of the actual assignment, they are expected to mentally commit to and physically sign the behavioral contract.” (p.25) “Results of a multivariate analysis of covariance, controlling for gender and individual prior achievement indicated that teams who engaged in team-level reflection on desired team behavioral norms did not report higher teamwork satisfaction than those who had engaged in individual-level reflection on desired norms, but did report higher team effectiveness, effectiveness of their team member evaluation tool, and higher project scores.” (p.5)

Domke-Damonte, D. J., & Keels, J. K. (2015). The Effect of Shared Versus Individual Reflection on Team Outcomes. Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, 78(1), 5-32. doi:10.1177/2329490614562950

Resource Theme(s): Developing capstone curriculum to enhance student achievement, Outcomes of reflective capstone experiences

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