Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Contributions made by a strengths-oriented intervention to trusting relationships within pre-existing teams
by King, W. Bernt, Ed.D., Azusa Pacific University, 2012, 169; 3548187
Abstract (Summary)

This qualitative study spotlighted a grounded theory regarding contributions to affect- and cognition-based trust by a strengths-oriented intervention in pre-existing teams. Using purposeful and convenience sampling, 18 participants in a strengths-oriented intervention from 2 different regions of the Pacific Northwest were selected. A semi-structured interview protocol was used in interviews conducted within 3 months of the intervention. Results were verified through an independent evaluation and comparisons to the broader literature on trust development in teams. Findings suggest contributions were made to both affect- and cognition-based trust in the teams that participated in the intervention. The identified components of affect-based trust were increased levels of vulnerability, actions that communicate value, and the ability to resolve conflict. Components identified as contributions to cognition-based trust included self-awareness, the validation of fellow team-members, and an increase in the knowledge-base in regard to fellow team members. Furthermore, a helictical model of trust development was affirmed by participants who recounted their respective team's positive development.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Sheridan, Dennis
Commitee: Cave, Sondra, Hulme, Eileen
School: Azusa Pacific University
Department: Higher Education
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-A 74/05(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Educational leadership, Organizational behavior, Higher education
Keywords: Strengths-based, Strengths-oriented, Team performance, Trusting relationships
Publication Number: 3548187
ISBN: 9781267834577
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