Exploring team support: The role of team's design, values, and leader's support

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This study addressed the issue of team support and explored the role of structural factors, namely, job enrichment designs; the role of cultural factors, namely, individualism-collectivism and power distance; and the role of the leader's support, which served as support carrier in teams. With 56 nursing teams, the results demonstrated that whereas leader's support, collectivism, and low power distance facilitated team support, job enrichment designs placed constraints on the accessibility of support to team members. Additionally, leader's support and low power distance moderated the negative impact of job enrichment on team support. These findings suggest that support is not primarily a burst of altruism displayed by individuals, and they draw attention to the teams' contexts that most likely serve to encourage team members to engage in support.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-252
Number of pages18
JournalGroup Dynamics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Applied Psychology


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