June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019
June 19, 2019
Effective teamwork behaviors are considered critical by employers hiring engineers and globally diverse teams have become intertwined in many technical endeavors. Complicating the use or development of team skills in this environment, ethnic and cultural differences influence team interactions and their measurement. This work is an exploratory study of the influence of cultural differences in peer ratings in first-year engineering students in a large Midwestern University. Our analysis applied one of Hofstede’s culture dimensions: Individualism vs collectivism to separate students into different intervention groups. We then examined peer rating data for teams with and without international students as team members. We found significant differences in peer rating behavior among international vs. U.S. domestic students in three CATME dimensions: Contributing to team’s work, interacting with teammates and expecting quality. These findings will guide further quantitative and qualitative research and the potentially the development of interventions that could mitigate the ethnic and cultural influences on peer ratings and teamwork behavior.
Wei, S., & Ferguson, D. M., & Ohland, M. W., & Beigpourian, B. (2019, June), Examining the Cultural Influence on Peer Ratings of Teammates between International and Domestic Students Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--32780
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