A Measure of Team Resilience

A Measure of Team Resilience Objective:This study develops, and initial evaluates, a new measure of team-based resilience for use in research and practice.Methods:We conducted preliminary analyses, based on a cross-sectional sample of 344 employees nested within 31 teams.Results:Seven dimensions were identified through exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses. The measure had high reliability and significant discrimination to indicate the presence of a unique team-based aspect of resilience that contributed to higher work engagement and higher self-rated team performance, over and above the effects of individual resilience. Multilevel analyses showed that team, but not individual, resilience predicted self-rated team performance.Conclusion:Practice implications include a need to focus on collective as well as individual behaviors in resilience-building. The measure provides a diagnostic instrument for teams and a scale to evaluate organizational interventions and research the relationship of resilience to other constructs. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Wolters Kluwer Health

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Wolters Kluwer Health
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
ISSN
1076-2752
eISSN
1536-5948
D.O.I.
10.1097/JOM.0000000000001223
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Abstract

Objective:This study develops, and initial evaluates, a new measure of team-based resilience for use in research and practice.Methods:We conducted preliminary analyses, based on a cross-sectional sample of 344 employees nested within 31 teams.Results:Seven dimensions were identified through exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses. The measure had high reliability and significant discrimination to indicate the presence of a unique team-based aspect of resilience that contributed to higher work engagement and higher self-rated team performance, over and above the effects of individual resilience. Multilevel analyses showed that team, but not individual, resilience predicted self-rated team performance.Conclusion:Practice implications include a need to focus on collective as well as individual behaviors in resilience-building. The measure provides a diagnostic instrument for teams and a scale to evaluate organizational interventions and research the relationship of resilience to other constructs.

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Journal of Occupational and Environmental MedicineWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Mar 1, 2018

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