Analyzing the effects of deep-level diversity on team dynamics

Mete, İpek
This thesis intends to analyze the influence of diversity in deep-level characteristics of team members on team dynamics. Intragroup conflict (relationship and task conflict) and team cohesiveness are selected as the group dynamics to be studied. Deep-level diversity is investigated with respect to personality traits (extraversion and time-urgency) and values (individualism) of team members. In addition, the moderating effect of time on the diversity- team dynamic relationship is analyzed. For the purpose of testing the hypotheses, a questionnaire study was conducted with 297 individuals from 55 teams, employed in defense and IT companies in Ankara. All analyses were performed at the group level. The results indicated that deep-level diversity in individualism was positively associated with relationship conflict in groups. Contrary to the hypothesis, it was also found that time played a neutralizing role on the effects of deep-level diversity on team conflict


Lateral interpersonal influence tactics used in organizations
Köylüoğlu, Burak; Varoğlu, Demet; Department of Business Administration (1997)
This thesis study analyses the interpersonal influence tactics used in lateral influence attempts in organizations. In this research study, a comprehensive research tool including various number of tactics was formed and applied to 327 respondents in 10 different organizations. Then the data were analyzed by factor analysis and eight dimensions of interpersonal influence in lateral influence attempts were found: Coalition tactics, rational persuasion, ingratiating tactics, assertiveness, upward appeals, tho...
Organizational trust, organizational identification, and organizational cynicism: a research on white colors
Yakın, Burçak; Sökmen, Alptekin; Bıyık, Yunus (2017-07-01)
Organizational trust, organizational identification and organizationalcynicism are attractive issues for organizationalbehaviorresearchersbecauce of possible pozitive and negative affects on bothindividual and organizational performance and productivity. All of themwereused as research variables in manystudieswithdifferentsamples. For thisreason, the aim of thisstudyis to examine the relationshipbetweenorganizational trust (OT), organizationalide...
Understanding organizational deviance: An interactive model of perceived job characteristics and personality
Arkan, Öykü; Acar, Feride Pınar (Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi (Ankara, Turkey), 2020-6)
The present study proposed and tested a model of organizational deviance, which incorporated characteristics of both the work environment and the individual. Specifically, job design and personality were examined as determinants of organizational deviance. The model incorporated both direct and joint effects of the study variables. Data from 662 individuals were analyzed using moderated regression. Results showed personality traits of conscientiousness and neuroticism and job characteristic of identity...
Investigating the role of personality and justice perceptions on social loafing
Ülke, Hilal Esen; Bilgiç, Reyhan; Department of Psychology (2006)
The main purpose of the study was to investigate the role of Big Five personality dimensions (Extraversion, Conscientiousness, Openness to Experience, Neuroticism and Agreeableness) and justice perceptions (procedural, distributive, informational and interactional justice) on social loafing in a field setting. Another purpose was to explore potential moderation effects of personality and justice dimensions on social loafing. Data was gathered both from employees and their supervisors working in three leadin...
The Role and Power of Symbols in the Identity Formation of Community Members
Erel-Koselleck, Ebru Seda; Tokluoğlu, Ayşe Ceylan; Department of Sociology (2004)
This thesis analyzes the role and power of symbols in the identity formation of community members. With regards to different sociological traditions it discusses the concepts of symbol, identity and community in three chapters and makes analyses via employing three specific samples i.e., of dressing, Cross and language mainly from the view point of semiology and symbolic interactionism in the following chapter by integrating the three concepts elaborated separately to indicate and emphasize the role and pow...
Citation Formats
İ. Mete, “Analyzing the effects of deep-level diversity on team dynamics,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2013.