Interdependence and preference for group work: Main and congruence effects on the satisfaction and performance of group members

Jason D. Shaw, Michelle K. Duffy, Eric M. Stark

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Abstract

This study examined the direct and interactive relationships of interdependence (task and reward) and preference for group work on the satisfaction and performance of group members. Hypotheses were tested among a sample of task-performing group members over a four-month period (N's = 328-432). Consistent with a "community of fate" perspective, hierarchical regressions revealed that interdependence (task and reward) and preference for group work were positively related to group-member satisfaction. Consistent with "supplies-values fit" framework, the interaction of task interdependence and preference for group work was significantly related to group-member performance. Implications for the design of group tasks, the effects of group-member preferences, and the prediction of individual satisfaction and performance in group contexts are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)259-279
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Management
Volume26
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes

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