Perceptions of Social Loafing in Groups: Role of Conflict and Emotions

22 Pages Posted: 3 Mar 2018

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Satvir Singh

Angelo State University

Huaqing Wang

Emporia State University - School of Business

Min Zhu

Independent

Date Written: November 1, 2017

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Singh, Satvir and Wang, Huaqing and Zhu, Min, Perceptions of Social Loafing in Groups: Role of Conflict and Emotions (November 1, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3132871 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3132871

Satvir Singh

Angelo State University ( email )

2601 W. Avenue N
San Angelo, TX 76909
United States

Huaqing Wang (Contact Author)

Emporia State University - School of Business ( email )

1200 Commercial Street
Emporia, KS 66801
United States

Min Zhu

Independent ( email )

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