Control and Belbin's team roles

Stephen Fisher, W.D. Macrosson, John H. Semple

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    Consideration of Belbin's team role model led to the view that some of the roles proposed might require the exercise of control, but others much less so. A hypothesis which indicated which roles might be expected to manifest expressed and wanted control was developed and then tested using Schutz's FIRO-B questionnaire. A mixture of graduates in employment and undergraduates still at university were utilised as subjects for the investigation. After consideration of the validity of Schutz's constructs, the data obtained were construed as supporting the hypothesis and adding weight to the claims for the validity of the Belbin team role model.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)578-588
    Number of pages10
    JournalPersonnel Review
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 2001


    • group dynamics
    • modelling
    • occupational psychology
    • teams

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