ISSN 1671-3710
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›› 2008, Vol. 16 ›› Issue (05): 753-759.

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A Critical Reviews of Team Task Characteristics Studies

LI Feng;WANG Er-Ping   

  1. Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100101, China
  • Received:2007-11-04 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2008-09-15 Published:2008-09-15
  • Contact: LI Feng

Abstract: As one important input variable in the team effectiveness model, team task characteristics were the contributions of difference of team performance. This paper summed up several theories on task characteristics, and then pointed out that the core dimensions of team task characteristics should include skill variety, task identity, task significance, task feedback, task autonomy, task interdependence, task complexity. Along with these dimensions, this paper reviewed the studies about task characteristics at both individual level and team level. Based on the reviews, some suggestions for future research were given such as the measurement of team task characteristics, the functional mechanism of team task characteristics and the further studies on the core dimensions

Key words: team task characteristics, task meaningfulness, task autonomy, task interdependence, task complexity

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