Impact of online teamwork self-efficacy on attitudes toward teamwork

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The lack of professional skills in project teams is one of the most important factors contributing to the high failure rate of Information Technology (IT) projects. Therefore, preparing students for increasingly complex IT projects has been an important learning objective in information sciences and technology programs. This article investigates the relationships between face-to-face students' self-efficacy of managing project tasks through online processes and their attitudes toward teamwork. The relationships among student engagement in learning experiences related to teamwork, self-efficacy of technology-mediated teamwork, and attitudes towards teamwork are investigated using confirmatory factor analysis on a data set with 344 participants. The analysis shows that self-efficacy of technology-mediated teamwork mediates the effect of learning engagement on attitudes toward teamwork. Therefore, the article postulates that mastering technology-mediated teamwork skills helps face-to-face students develop positive attitudes toward teamwork, which can be transferred to the workplace.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-17
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal of Information Technology Project Management
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2019

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Management Information Systems
  • Communication
  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation

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