The influence of performance-based group status on individual performance via task attention

Atabaki, Armita ; Biemann, Torsten ; Honal, Andrea

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Document Type: Conference or workshop publication
Year of publication: 2016
The title of a journal, publication series: Annual Meeting Proceedings / Academy of Management
Volume: 2016
Page range: 15905
Conference title: Academy of Management 2016 Annual Meeting
Location of the conference venue: Anaheim, CA
Date of the conference: 05.-09.08.2016
Place of publication: Chicago, IL
Publishing house: Academy of Management
ISSN: 0065-0668 , 2151-6561
Publication language: English
Institution: Business School > ABWL, Personalmanagement u. Führung (Biemann 2013-)
Subject: 330 Economics
Abstract: While performance-based status was found to positively influence individual level performance among dyads, little is known about how this effect occurs. We examined the effect of performance-based status of groups on individual level performance in an experimental study combining survey data, simulation data and eye movement measurements of 75 university students. We further tested whether task-oriented attention is an underlying mechanism explaining this effect. Our results reveal that high compared to low performance-based group status positively influences individual performance as well as task-oriented attention. Our results contribute to the status literature by highlighting that working with superior performing co-actors directs individuals’ attention towards the task rather than the co-actors themselves, as has been previously suggested in research studies. Implications for further research and practice are discussed.

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