Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
Educational Research and Methods
This research paper aims to further characterize perceptions of intra-group team behaviors on undergraduate engineering project teams identified in prior work as counterproductive. Better understanding negative intra-group behaviors and sources of variance underlying them will provide a foundation for educators to help students learn successful teaming strategies. It may also help instructors take steps to decrease the likelihood of being faced with these student behaviors in the future. There are a wide variety of negative behaviors that undergraduate students may exhibit as members of engineering project teams. A prior study using interviews of students revealed eleven types of team behaviors that are perceived as undesirable by one’s peers, including a perceived lack of experience/skills, failure to prioritize the project, and failure to take initiative. Beliefs held by one individual about another team member’s overall contributions to the project may not be held by other teammates. These perceptions can be driven by the attributes of the judger, the individual being judged, the relationship between the two, and/or the group at large. The current study utilizes a newly developed survey of student-reported team experiences in terms of these eleven behaviors. A Social Relations Model will be used to determine how the variance in the eleven observed behavioral dimensions is distributed. Data has been collected from 47 teams and 89 individuals.
Miller, E., & Bailey, R. (2018, June), Influences on Variability of Perceptions of Behavior on Student Engineering Project Teams Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30660
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