Harmony and conflict prediction of space IQP teams using MBTI? personality descriptors

Publication Year:
2006

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Repository URL:
https://digitalcommons.wpi.edu/iqp-all/5004; https://digitalcommons.wpi.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=6003&context=iqp-all
Author(s):
Tolpin, Boris D.; Ristau, Jeremy
Publisher(s):
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Tags:
Social Science and Policy Studies
artifact description
This study looks at the relationship between cognitive diversity among team members, as measured by the MBTI and group performance. There were 44 WPI students formed into 14 IQP teams working concurrently on space-related topics. Group dynamics (leadership, conflict, division of labor and performance) were covered by a student questionnaire administered in the first third of the project and again toward the end. The results indicated that diversity was related to the student but not the advisor rating of how things went. The advisor ratings were most affected by whether there were certain "anchor" types of students on the team.