COMING SOON! PQDT Open is getting a new home!

ProQuest Open Access Dissertations & Theses will remain freely available as part of a new and enhanced search experience at

Questions? Please refer to this FAQ.

Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Participation and communication in virtual teams using representational avatars
by Hammon, Virgil Arthur, D.M., University of Phoenix, 2007, 189; 3289587
Abstract (Summary)

The study focused on participation and communication in virtual teams using representational avatars. The quantitative quasi-experimental study examined numerical measures associated with virtual teams and compare text-based teams and avatar-based teams. Data from a 2002 collaborative course conducted by Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand and Uppsala University in Sweden used multiple-format virtual teams. Quantitative measures of participation, shared text, and surveys were archived from a 2002 trial. Results were examined with readability algorithms. Survey results were analyzed with statistical correlation tools. No significant differences were observed in measures of participation or correlations between text-based and avatar-based teams. The results showed that creative work was enhanced by avatar use, while efficiency was encouraged by text-only communication.

Indexing (document details)
School: University of Phoenix
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-A 68/11, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Management, Communication, Computer science
Keywords: Avatars, Communication, Leadership, Management tools, Participation, Representational avatars, Virtual teams
Publication Number: 3289587
ISBN: 978-0-549-32423-2
Copyright © 2021 ProQuest LLC. All rights reserved. Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy Cookie Policy