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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2014, Vol. 22 ›› Issue (2): 323-333.doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2014.00323

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Deep-level Diversity in Teams: Connotations, Dimensions and Effectiveness Mechanism

YAO Chunxu;XIANG Xiaoxia;NI Xudong   

  1. School of Economics and Management, Zhejiang Sci-tech University, Hangzhou 310018, China
  • Received:2013-06-13 Online:2014-02-15 Published:2014-02-15
  • Contact: NI Xudong


The latest progresses and achievements of deep-level diversity from six aspects has been reviewed, including its dimensions, mechanism, context factors, the interactions between the surface-level diversity and the deep-level diversity, the team faultlines and the cross-level study. Based on our review, we propose an integrated framework to present a number of future researches. We describe these directions to further exploration as follows: the antecedents of deep-level diversity, the cross-level study, team faultlines and its interactions with team outcomes, the relationship between deep-level diversity and team performance regarding to the social network backgrounds.

Key words: deep-level diversity, cross-level, interactions, team faultlines