Scott D. Mist

Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts



First Advisor

Dr. Subhash Sonnad

Second Advisor

Dr. Susan Carlsoon

Third Advisor

Dr. Larry Mallak

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


This study measures perceptions of team effectiveness in a research and development organization from data obtained during an evaluation of a Federal Re-Invention Laboratory. The study is a secondary analysis which examines five scales, selected for their ability to measure team performance and satisfaction through the use of several values, behaviors and attitudes. These include empowerment, cohesion, team fitness, culture-power distribution, and culture.

A confirmatory factor analysis was used to analyze the strength of the question items of the scales. The factors were then utilized in four logistic regression analyses of dependent variables.

The analyses showed the relative strength of the scaled items. The team fitness scale by Hartzler and Henry (1994) was the only scale that was significant in all four of the logistic regression analyses. Denison and Mishra's (1995) culture scale was significant for comparative performance along with the empowerment scale by Spreitzer (1995).

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