Power Hungry: The Influence of Power Values Diversity on Relationship Conflict and Team Performance

Open Access
Author:
Alipour, Kent K
Graduate Program:
Psychology
Degree:
Master of Science
Document Type:
Master Thesis
Date of Defense:
July 21, 2014
Committee Members:
  • Susan Mohammed, Thesis Advisor
  • James Marshall Lebreton, Thesis Advisor
  • Sumita Raghuram, Thesis Advisor
  • Peter Andrew Arnett, Thesis Advisor
Keywords:
  • Values
  • power values
  • diversity
  • relationship conflict
  • team performance
Abstract:
Despite their role as motivational goals that influence behavior and social interactions, little research has invested power values in teams. In 80 student teams, mean achievement values moderated the relationship between power values diversity and team performance, such that higher team-mean achievement values trended toward increasing team performance. In addition, the interaction between power values diversity and participative safety climate to predict relationship climate was marginally significant, such that higher participative safety climate trended toward decreasing relationship conflict. Results support the utility of considering the role of moderators to comprehend when team power values diversity is likely to predict team processes and outcomes.