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Diana Bayazitova1
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Group work: peer assessment and rewards distribution

2019. Vol. 9. No. 4. P. 174–184 [issue contents]
Purpose. The study examined the problem of rewards distribution in students’ group work.To implement the satisfying evaluation system in education, especially in students’ teamwork, one musttake into account the contribution of each team member. Following study investigated the perception of members’ contribution according to their roles in teamwork. The roles were based on R. M. Belbin’s theory of team roles with addition of free-rider role in accordance with social loafing theory. Study design. The study had experimental design, however, the experiment was conducted through online questionnaire with virtual situations per each role: Executive (Action role), Idea generator (Thinking role), Socializer (Communicative role) and Free-rider. Participants were 186 students who distributed rewards among all the members including themselves considering the project inputs of each member. Finding. The received results give us the review of the perception of each member contribution with particular rolein the teamwork. The study also examined which team role is perceived as an important team member, how free riders allocate the common rewards among the team, what they expect to receive from other members. Value of the results. The results of the study might be useful in compensation and benefit system development, contribution assessment system in group work.

Citation: Bayazitova D. (2019) Group work: peer assessment and rewards distribution. Organizacionnaâ psihologiâ (Organizational Psychology), vol. 9, no 4, pp. 174-184 (in English)
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