A field experiment on GSS anonymity and group member status

J. Wilson, L. M. Jessup

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Abstract

A field experiment was conducted within Wausau Insurance Companies (Wausau) to determine the effects of GSS anonymity and status on group productivity and satisfaction. Professionals and managers within Wausau participated in GSS sessions to discuss ways to solve the problem of insurance fraud within their industry. Groups of four and five members interacted either with or without anonymity and either under equal status or unequal status. Anonymous groups generated more total comments, more unique ideas, and more ideas of higher rarity than did identified groups. Equal status group members were more satisfied than were unequal status group members.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 28th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 1995
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages212-221
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)0818669306
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
Event28th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 1995 - Wailea, United States
Duration: Jan 3 1995Jan 6 1995

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
Volume4
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Conference

Conference28th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 1995
CountryUnited States
CityWailea
Period1/3/951/6/95

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Wilson, J., & Jessup, L. M. (1995). A field experiment on GSS anonymity and group member status. In Proceedings of the 28th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, HICSS 1995 (pp. 212-221). [375728] (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences; Vol. 4). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.1995.375728