Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A Predictive Team Analysis: Understanding the Relationship Between Task Interdependence and Shared Leadership Across U.S. Industries
by Cruz, Eartha, D.B.A., Capella University, 2019, 152; 13902185
Abstract (Summary)

Team leadership in unit-based work is essential for bolstered achievements of team tasks. Research indicates shared leadership and task interdependence exist within team units however, a predictive explanation of task interdependence workflows on shared leadership is unknown. Conceptually, workflows of Initiated Task Interdependence (ITIDP) and Received Task Interdependence (RTIDP) may support shared leadership. This study bridged a gap in shared leadership literature on task interdependent workflow relationships. The aim of this quantitative, nonexperimental, explanatory study was to explain the predictability of ITIDP and RTIDP workflows on shared leadership. A sample of 99 U.S. team members across work industries from a SurveyMonkey audience completed the Task Interdependence Questionnaire (TIQ) and Shared Leadership Questionnaire (SLQ) to provide perceptions of teamwork. Subquestions stemmed from the primary research question on the extent to which ITIDP and RTIDP from the measurement of the TIQ could predict shared leadership from the composite score of the SLQ. Subquestion 1 examined the statistical significance between ITIDP and shared leadership; research subquestion 2 examined the statistical significance between RTIDP and shared leadership; and subquestion 3 addressed statistical significance when ITIDP and RTIDP were both simultaneously examined to predict shared leadership. Demographic questions such as, gender, age, education, and work industry described the study sample. A simultaneous multiple regression approach indicated the model had a weak positive statistical significance, not a strong predictor of shared leadership when both ITIDP and RTIDP were examined together. Furthermore, RTIDP had a statistically significant small effect shared leadership while, ITIDP was nonsignificant. These weak findings suggest that ITIDP and RTIDP workflows only address task structures, not the multifaceted social phenomenon of shared leadership driven by other team member interactions.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Stein, David
Commitee: Randall, Phillip, Williams, Micheal
School: Capella University
Department: School of Business and Technology
School Location: United States -- Minnesota
Source: DAI-A 81/2(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Business administration, Management, Behavioral psychology
Keywords: Initiated task interdependence, Leadership, Received task interdependence, Shared leadership, Task interdependence, Team work
Publication Number: 13902185
ISBN: 9781085632485
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