Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

6-2010

Abstract

In this study we examine the association between accounting students’ lone wolf tendencies and their perceptions of the usefulness of team work, team interaction behaviors, and team performance. While prior studies find that students generally perceive positive benefits from engaging in team work, our study finds that students with greater lone wolf tendencies perceive fewer benefits from engaging in team work. We also find that during team interactions, teams with a greater proportion of students with higher lone wolf tendencies experience less team commitment and team leadership. Further, such teams rate the outcome of their project negatively, although, there is no significant association with the project marks earned by these teams. We discuss the implications of our findings and suggest directions for future research.

Keywords

Lone wolf tendencies, Team interaction behaviors, Team work

Discipline

Accounting | Education | Higher Education

Research Areas

Corporate Reporting and Disclosure

Publication

Journal of Accounting Education

Volume

28

Issue

2

First Page

75

Last Page

84

ISSN

0748-5751

Identifier

10.1016/j.jaccedu.2011.03.004

Publisher

Elsevier

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaccedu.2011.03.004

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