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Virtual Teams and Group Member Dissimilarity: Consequences for the Development of Trust

Krebs, Scott A; Hobman, Elizabeth; Bordia, Prashant


The consequences of demographic dissimilarity for group trust in work teams was examined in a virtual (computer-mediated) and a face-to-face (FTF) environment. Demographic dissimilarity (based on age, gender, country of birth, enrolled degree) was predicted to be negatively associated with group trust in the FTF environment but not in the computer-mediated environment. Participants worked in small groups on a creative task for 3 consecutive days. In the computer-mediated environment,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Small Group Research
DOI: 10.1177/1046496406294886


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