Personality type as predictor of team roles

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  • 1. Personality Type as predictor of Team Roles Malcolm Gabriel, MA (Industrial & Organizational Psychology), An overview of a Masters Disserta0on research ndings presented to the Industrial Psychology Conference (incorpora0ng the Psychometric Conference) in June 2000 organized by the Society for Industrial Psychology (SIP) - a division of the Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySA). University of South Africa Masters Disserta0on Supervisor: Dirk Geldenhuys Department of Industrial Psychology, University of South Africa By Malcolm Gabriel MBA; MA (Org. Psychology) A copy of the publica0on can be found the University of South Africa Public Library About Malcolm Gabriel Prole: www.linkedin.com/in/malcolmgabriel Blog: www.malcolmprestongabriel.wordpress.com 1
  • 2. Previous research focused on the effects of personality type on: Malcolm Gabriel, MA (Industrial & Organizational Psychology), Area of art study of senior Teaching styles (Cunningham, art students 1962) (Stephens, 1973) Speciali0es of medical students Job sa0sfac0on University of South Africa twelve years (Williams, 1975) later (Myers, 1976) Management level and job foci (Church & Allie, 1986) Management styles Career Paerns (Coetzee, 1996) (Hartston, 1975) career success in the accoun0ng Career choices profession (Hanson, 1980) (Jacoby, 1981). Management level and job foci (Church & Allie, 1986 Student survival in law school (Miller, 1967) Role foci of leaders 2 (Church, 1982)
  • 3. Malcolm Gabriel, MA (Industrial & Organizational Psychology), University of South AfricaVery lile research on personality types as predictors of team roles 3
  • 4. The ideal team Malcolm Gabriel, MA (Industrial & Organizational Psychology), A tradi0onal team composi0on An ideal team requires a balance of team roles University of South Africa where certain roles would be accentuated at certain stages of the teams development Tradi0onal approaches to selec0on and assessment do not have a provision for t within a team A new emphasis should therefore be placed on predic0ng an applicants t and contribu0on within a team as well as maintain a balance of team roles within a team. 4
  • 5. Purpose & Aims Malcolm Gabriel, MA (Industrial & Organizational Psychology),Purpose 1. Expand our understanding of human behaviour in teams by University of South Africa focusing specically on personality types as predictors of team roles. 2. Leverage ndings to advance the eec0veness of teams by assessing an applicants t to a team Specic Aims 1. to determine whether personality types predict team roles 2. to formulate recommenda0ons for the use of personality types in future selec0on and teambuilding 5
  • 6. Research Questions Malcolm Gabriel, MA (Industrial & Organizational Psychology),1. what is personality type as a concept and what constructs are involved?2. what is a team role as a concept, and what constructs are involved?3. is there a theore0cal rela0onship between personality types and University of South Africa team roles?4. can personality types act as predictors of team roles?5. what conclusions and recommenda0ons can be made with regard to the use of personality types to predict team roles for selec0on and teambuilding? 6
  • 7. Relevant Paradigms Malcolm Gabriel, MA (Industrial & Organizational Psychology), the literature review on personality was presented from the psychodynamic paradigm personality types was categorised according to Jungs four scales of eight personality types University of South Africa the literature review on team roles was presented from the behaviouris0c paradigm teams are extracted from the TeamBuilder model developed by Peter Milburn (Murphy, 1998). 7
  • 8. Steps in empirical investigation Step 1: Malcolm Gabriel, MA (Industrial & Organizational Psychology),A random sample of 80 par0cipants comprising corporate managers and professionals in commercial and government sectors will be selected to par0cipate in the research project. Step 2: University of South Africa The Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator Ques0onnaire and the TeamBuilder Ques0onnaire will be discussed and mo0vated as a test baery to assess personality types and team roles, respec0vely. Step 3: The Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator Ques0onnaire and the Team Builder Ques0onnaire will be administered to the sample of 80 par0cipants Step 4: Formula0on of the research hypothesis. Step 5: 8 The psychometric data will be analysed using a correla0on and regression analysis, and the results will then be reported and interpreted
  • 9. Steps in empirical investigation Malcolm Gabriel, MA (Industrial & Organizational Psychology), Step 6: Integra0on of research ndings. University of South Africa Step 7: Limita0ons and conclusions of the research. Step 8: Recommenda0ons for future selec0on and teambuilding. 9
  • 10. Jungs Personality Types Malcolm Gabriel, MA (Industrial & Organizational Psychology), Extraversion (E) or Sensing (S) or Introversion (I) Intui0ve (I) University of South Africa Thinking (T) or Judging (J) or Feeling (F) Perceiving (P) Extension of Jungs Personality Type theory Combina0ons of aitudes and func0ons 10 16 Personality Types
  • 11. Organizational Relevance Malcolm Gabriel, MA (Industrial & Organizational Psychology),Organiza0onal Type impacts organiza0onal culture collated types of employees University of South Africa collat...