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Avaliação Psicológica

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PUENTE-PALACIOS, Katia  and  BORBA, Ana Cristina Portmann. Work teams: methodological and theoretical foundations of attribute measurement. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2009, vol.8, n.3, pp. 369-379. ISSN 1677-0471.

Work teams are performance units increasingly used in organizational contexts. However, scientific knowledge explaining its functioning is still scarce and until now no conclusive results have been presented. These facts are accompanied by a lack of appropriate team level measures contemplating the specificity of work teams. Therefore, the objective of the present study is to present aspects that should be taken into consideration when developing measures related to specific team attributes. In order to illustrate the development of such measures, the potency measure is used as an example because of its relevant theoretical properties. Methodological and theoretical elements that characterize those measures are also presented. As a result, we intend to contribute to the progress of knowledge related to measures developed to assess team attributes, which are different from instruments designed for the individual level.

Keywords : Work teams; Work teams´measure; Potency´s measure.

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