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Anales de Psicología

On-line version ISSN 1695-2294Print version ISSN 0212-9728

Abstract

BONAVIA, Tomas; MOLINA, J. Gabriel  and  PUCHOL, Amparo. Structural validity of a questionnaire to measure effective behaviors in work teams. Anal. Psicol. [online]. 2015, vol.31, n.2, pp.667-676. ISSN 1695-2294.  http://dx.doi.org/10.6018/analesps.31.2.184041.

We present a study of the structural validity of the questionnaire proposed by Philip R. Harris (1995; Spanish translation by the Centro de Estudios Ramón Areces, 2001) aimed to assess the effectiveness of the individual behavior of people working in a team. The instrument was applied to a sample of 771 employees from different teams existing in several organizations dedicated to the care of dependent adults. The completion of the exploratory factor analysis revealed a three-dimensional factor structure that explained 63.2% of the total common variance. The three factors identified in the analysis were labelled Communication skills, Emotional expression and Acceptance. Philip R. Harris proposed an interpretation of the test responses for each one of the questionnaire items separately; however, our results support obtaining of scores on the three factors extracted, which represent relevant dimensions in the study of the skills that the components of an effective team should possess.

Keywords : Teamwork skills; team work behaviors; factor analysis; communication; acceptance; emotions.

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