Does attitude towards one's group impact student performance in a team-exam environment? A longitudinal analysis
by Bruce A. Reinig; Ira Horowitz; Gerald E. Whittenburg
International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences (IJADS), Vol. 5, No. 1, 2012

Abstract: Although there is much debate in the management literature on whether job performance, attitudes, or both cause future job performance, relatively little research has explored this issue in the context of team exams. Using an ordered-logit model, we study whether student performance and attitudes towards group work and team exams impact future individual performance. Our results suggest that satisfaction with one's group does not translate into better individual performance. We also show that satisfaction with the learning method and perceptions of whether it enhances their interpersonal skills fails to significantly impact performance. We do demonstrate, however, that future scholastic performance can be modelled partially as a function of attitudes and prior performance. Finally, we discuss the implications for educators and practitioners.

Online publication date: Mon, 16-Jan-2012

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