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Title: Do collectivist cultures prepare students for teamwork?
Contributor(s): Kotey, Bernice A  (author)
Publication Date: 2010
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/7940
Abstract: The study investigates differences between Australian and Chinese students on the attributes of teamwork in an entrepreneurship class. Questionnaires on teamwork were administered to students at the end of a semester during which they completed various team projects. Their responses were analysed by Chi-square and Spearman correlation tests. The findings revealed that Chinese students had greater appreciation of teamwork than Australian students, although Chinese students rated lower on the attributes of teamwork compared to Australian students. The findings also indicated that Australian students developed more of the attributes of teamwork the more collaboration required to complete the task while Chinese students gained from teamwork where the contribution from each member was assessed. The implications are that cultural dimensions must be considered in designing and implementing teamwork in cross-cultural classes.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: HERDSA 2010: 33rd Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Annual International Conference: Reshaping Higher Education, Melbourne, Australia, 6th - 9th July, 2010
Conference Details: HERDSA 2010: 33rd Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia Annual International Conference: Reshaping Higher Education, Melbourne, Australia, 6th - 9th July, 2010
Source of Publication: Research and Development in Higher Education: Reshaping Higher Education. Refereed papers from the 33rd HERDSA Annual International Conference, p. 417-429
Publisher: HERDSA: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia
Place of Publication: Australia
Field of Research (FOR): 130203 Economics, Business and Management Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
Other Links: http://conference.herdsa.org.au/2010/progday3.html
http://www.herdsa.org.au/?page_id=1371#K
Series Name: Research and Development in Higher Education
Series Number : 33
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