Feeling Included and Valued: How Perceived Respect Affects Positive Team Identity and Willingness to Invest in the Team

17 Pages Posted: 24 Jan 2013

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Naomi Ellemers

University of Leiden - Department of Social and Organizational Psychology

Daan Stam

Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)

Dick de Gilder

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: March 2013

Abstract

Previous research has documented that intra‐group respect fosters individual engagement with work teams or organizations. The authors extend this work by empirically distinguishing between perceived inclusion of the self in the team and perceived value of the self for the team as separate psychological consequences of respect. Based on a social identity analysis, it is predicted that perceived inclusion facilitates the development of a positive team identity (how the individual feels about the team), while perceived value elicits the willingness to invest in the team (what the individual is willing to do for the team). Support for these predictions is obtained with structural equation modelling among two independent samples of professional soldiers working in military teams (n = 495). Reports of individual team members about positive team identity and willingness to invest in the team correlated with supervisor ratings of the team's action readiness.

Suggested Citation

Ellemers, Naomi and Stam, Daan and de Gilder, Dick, Feeling Included and Valued: How Perceived Respect Affects Positive Team Identity and Willingness to Invest in the Team (March 2013). British Journal of Management, Vol. 24, Issue 1, pp. 21-37, 2013, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2206098 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8551.2011.00784.x

Naomi Ellemers (Contact Author)

University of Leiden - Department of Social and Organizational Psychology ( email )

2333 CA Leiden, Zuid Holland
Netherlands

Daan Stam

Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM) ( email )

P.O. Box 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands

Dick De Gilder

affiliation not provided to SSRN

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