Accuracy decomposition and team decision making: Testing theoretical boundary conditions

John R. Hollenbeck, Jason A. Colquitt, Daniel R. Ilgen, Jeffrey A. LePine, Jennifer Hedlund

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The purpose of this study was to examine the implications of accuracy decomposition (D. Gigone & R. Hastie, 1997) for team decision making. Specifically, the authors tested the generalizability of the multilevel theory of team decision making (J. R. Hollenbeck et al., 1995), across various components of accuracy. The authors also tested the generalizability of this theory across different levels of staff-member specialization. Results from a study with 420 individuals in 105 teams demonstrate that the validity of the multilevel theory generalizes across specialization levels but fails to generalize across different components of decision accuracy. The authors concluded that this theory is best conceptualized as a theory of achievement accuracy, rather than mean bias or variability bias.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)494-500
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Applied Psychology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology


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