Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/194805
Title:
Identity Verification and Conflict in Distributed Teams
Author:
Song, Theo Sagita
Issue Date:
2007
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Previous studies have explored self-verification theory to explain the relationship between self-verification and relationship conflict in collocated teams. This study expanded the application of self-verification theory in distributed team environments. More specifically, this study investigated the effects of similarity of personal identities on self-verification and the effects of self-verification on relationship conflict in both collocated and distributed teams. In addition to the self-verification theory, other identity related theories and communication theories were used to develop the hypotheses and to analyze the results. The hypotheses subsequently were tested using Partial Least Squares models. Participants of this study were members of one of the collocated or distributed engineering design teams. The findings show evidence of the moderation of team type on the relationship between self-verification and relationship conflict. The findings suggest that similarity of personal identities positively affects self-verification in collocated teams but not in distributed teams. Self-verification, in turn, reduces relationship conflict in collocated teams and increases relationship conflict in distributed teams. The implications of the findings on the theories, especially self-verification theory, are discussed.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Management Information Systems
Degree Name:
PhD
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Management Information Systems; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Thatcher, Sherry
Committee Chair:
Thatcher, Sherry

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dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleIdentity Verification and Conflict in Distributed Teamsen_US
dc.creatorSong, Theo Sagitaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSong, Theo Sagitaen_US
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractPrevious studies have explored self-verification theory to explain the relationship between self-verification and relationship conflict in collocated teams. This study expanded the application of self-verification theory in distributed team environments. More specifically, this study investigated the effects of similarity of personal identities on self-verification and the effects of self-verification on relationship conflict in both collocated and distributed teams. In addition to the self-verification theory, other identity related theories and communication theories were used to develop the hypotheses and to analyze the results. The hypotheses subsequently were tested using Partial Least Squares models. Participants of this study were members of one of the collocated or distributed engineering design teams. The findings show evidence of the moderation of team type on the relationship between self-verification and relationship conflict. The findings suggest that similarity of personal identities positively affects self-verification in collocated teams but not in distributed teams. Self-verification, in turn, reduces relationship conflict in collocated teams and increases relationship conflict in distributed teams. The implications of the findings on the theories, especially self-verification theory, are discussed.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectManagement Information Systemsen_US
thesis.degree.namePhDen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineManagement Information Systemsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorThatcher, Sherryen_US
dc.contributor.chairThatcher, Sherryen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWeisband, Suzanneen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDurcikova, Alexandraen_US
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dc.identifier.oclc659748336en_US
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