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Tracy Brewer (Committee Member), David Lahuis (Committee Member), Debra Steele-Johnson (Advisor)

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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)


Team-based learning (TBL) is an increasingly popular teaching technique within healthcare education. However, much remains unknown about the processes underlying its effectiveness. I examined shared leadership behaviors in TBL teams and their relationship to academic performance and team decision quality both in the classroom and in an applied setting. To examine these relationships, I used round-robin peer evaluations that I analyzed using the Social Relations Model. Results failed to support my hypotheses. However, my study raised several issues that future researchers should consider: the relationship between shared and vertical leadership, proper conceptualization of Followership, using Social Relations Model estimates versus averages as indicators of behavior, and how the demographic composition of teams relates to team decision quality.

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Department of Psychology

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.