American Journal of Applied Sciences

Factors Influencing Team Effectiveness in Higher Education

Jeffrey Lawrence D’Silva and Seyedali Ahrari

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2016.932.940

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 13, Issue 9

Pages 932-940


Organizations must fulfill in order to produce and sustain effective teams. Many factors can affect how effectively teams perform. Thus, this study offers the results of an investigation of the factors that donate to team effectiveness in higher education. Task interdependence, task conflict and personality traits appeared as key influences on team effectiveness. An overall of 275 randomly selected researchers from local Malaysian universities. The results were measured by the Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) analysis. The empirical results showed task interdependence was found to be a critical factor in team effectiveness. Thus, task interdependence that emerged in this study offers a significant influence on the works on team effectiveness in professional contexts.


© 2016 Jeffrey Lawrence D’Silva and Seyedali Ahrari. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.