Team development: Definition, measurement and relationships with team effectiveness

Carlos Ferreira Peralta, Paulo Renato Lourenco, Paulo Nuno Lopes, Cátia Baptista, Leonor Pais

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This article describes the development and validation of a theory-based measure of team development. Drawing on three independent samples, including multisource and two-wave data, we found support for the scale’s theoretical multidimensionality. Convergent and discriminant validity was established, and criterion-related validity was determined through the scale’s relation with three facets of team effectiveness: viability, extra-role performance and reputation. We conclude that the 29-item measure is valid and reliable for the assessment of team development. Theoretically, we shed light on the dimensionality of team development and extend the available knowledge on its nomological network. Practical implications for enhancing team effectiveness via team development are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-124
Number of pages28
JournalHuman Performance
Issue number2
Early online date10 Apr 2018
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • team development
  • measurement
  • team effectiveness
  • team processes
  • team emergent states

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