Reflexivity in Teams: A Measure and Correlates

35 Pages Posted: 21 Dec 2005

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Michaéla Schippers

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management

Deanne N. Den Hartog

University of Amsterdam Business School; Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Economics (ESE); Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)

Paul L. Koopman

Free University of Amsterdam

Date Written: November 29, 2005

Abstract

Reflexivity -the extent to which teams reflect upon and modify their functioning- has been identified as a possible key factor in the effectiveness of work teams. The aim of the present study was to develop a questionnaire to measure (aspects of) reflexivity, with a focus on team reflection. The questionnaire was tested in two different samples, namely a first sample of 59 teams from fourteen different organizations (Study 1) and a confirmation sample of 59 school management teams (Study 2). In both samples, two factors of reflection were identified. These were labeled evaluation/learning and discussing processes/principles. Scale statistics showed good psychometric properties for the scales in both studies. We conclude that the scales form a parsimonious and valid instrument to assess reflexivity in teams.

Keywords: Questionnaire, Reflexivity, Teams, Team Learning

Suggested Citation

Schippers, Michaela and Den Hartog, Deanne N. and Koopman, Paul L., Reflexivity in Teams: A Measure and Correlates (November 29, 2005). ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2005-069-ORG, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=861416

Michaela Schippers (Contact Author)

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Department of Technology and Operations Management ( email )

RSM Erasmus University
PO Box 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam
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Deanne N. Den Hartog

University of Amsterdam Business School ( email )

Roetersstraat 18
Amsterdam, 1018WB
Netherlands

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) ( email )

P.O. Box 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam, NL 3062 PA
Netherlands

Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)

P.O. Box 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands

Paul L. Koopman

Free University of Amsterdam ( email )

Amsterdam, ND North Holland
Netherlands

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