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.
Lone wolf tendencies, Team interaction behaviors, Team work
Accounting | Education | Higher Education
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Journal of Accounting Education
GOWRI SHANKAR, Premila and SEOW, Jean Lin.
The association between accounting students' lone wolf tendencies and their perceptions, preferences and performance outcomes in team projects. (2010). Journal of Accounting Education. 28, (2), 75-84. Research Collection School Of Accountancy.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/soa_research/847
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