Attitudes Towards Teamwork

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Attitudes towards teamwork Attitudes generally reflect our inclinations towards a particular type of behaviour and help us understand and predict individual reactions in a social situation. Despite being changeable, education, information, modelling and target attractiveness may affect the adoption of different attitudes and behaviour alteration. An attitude towards teamwork can be defined as a behavioural tendency that reflects an individual's relationship to his/her own willingness to work in a team. In this study, attitude towards teamwork is considered as an individual evaluation level of the teamwork key features (especially those that indicate his/her knowledge about the distinctive teamwork characteristics compared to a group or individual…show more content…
Those occupations primarily included professions related to education, work with children and interpersonal relations management in companies. In particular, the respondents were future educators (preschool teachers), teachers, psychologists, coaches and managers. These professional profiles were selected specifically according to their forthcoming professional requirements, as well as their teamwork aptitude and sensitivity. Moreover, according to the authors’ findings, such respondents were most often interested in training programmes in the field of assertiveness. In accordance with the theoretical understanding of the importance of assertiveness for team communication and the assumption that developed communication skills contribute to a positive attitude towards teamwork, several key objectives were set forth in the study. The main objective was to determine if the scale of assertiveness could predict the attitude towards teamwork. The psychometric properties of both applied research instruments will be also presented in the…show more content…
Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin ratio was .91, while Bartlett's test was statistically significant (p=.000). Based on the results of Cattell’s scree diagram, a single factor was isolated and the single factor structure of the questionnaire was confirmed, obtained by the authors of the scale and other authors (Genc, 2008; Subic, 2009). The factor described 29.14% of the total variance. All but one of the scale items (entry 18) saturated this factor with the statistical significance. The most descriptive item of the resulting factor was "When I find myself in an argument or discussion, I can clearly defend my position" with the saturation of .70. The scale reliability was α = .834. It could be defined as satisfactory despite the fact that it was lower than the previously established one (.960, according to Tovilović et al.,
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