Perceptions of Social Loafing in Groups: Role of Conflict and Emotions
22 Pages Posted: 3 Mar 2018
Date Written: November 1, 2017
We investigate the impact different types of conflict has on social loafing perceptions within groups/teams. In a sample of 164 individuals the perception of social loafing was found to be directly and positively influenced by contribution conflict and negative emotions, while task conflict, logistical conflict, and relationship conflict did not have direct positive effects on perceived social loafing. However, task conflict was found to have a marginally significant direct suppressing effect upon perceived social loafing once the influences from logistic conflict, contribution conflict, relationship conflict and negative emotions were controlled for. Implication of the findings are discussed.
Keywords: Social Loafing, Conflict, Groups, Teams
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