A Study of the Relationships Among Team Climates, Social Axioms, Competencies and Performance for Student Group Work

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Nowadays, institutions of higher education try to develop professional competencies among students, including effective teamwork. Indeed, most previous research on student workgroup performance focuses on the measurement of performance, rather than on the effect of team climate and social axioms on the competencies of the student groups, which ultimately determine their performance. The paper attempts to investigate the relationships among, team climates, social axioms, competencies and performance of student group work. Data collection among student groups took place by making use of a survey-based methodology in the form of electronic self-administered questionnaires to collect quantitative data from the students. Data analysis included data coding, measurement, assessment and reliability analysis, and hypothesis testing. Descriptive statistics were computed to assess the overall tendencies of the collected data. Cronbach's alpha was used to perform a reliability analysis to assess internal consistency and the reliability of the constructs. Correlation analysis was used to estimate the strength of relationships being studied. The results show that that the social axioms have a strong effect on student competencies in work group. The team climate dimensions have significant correlations with most competencies of students in work group. There are significant relationships between student competencies and team performance in work group. The outcome of the study provides some insights to enhance student performance and develop competencies in group work.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th International Conference on Education (ICEDU 2020))
Subtitle of host publicationThe New Face of Education: Innovation in Practice
EditorsSheehan Eugene P.
PublisherThe International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM)
ISBN (Print)978-955-3605-50-4
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2020

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