System breakdown: The role of mental models and transactive memory in the relationship between acute stress and team performance

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Abstract

In an effort to extend theory and research on the effects of acute stress in teams, I examined the mediational role of mental models and transactive memory in the relationship between acute stress and team performance, using information-processing theory as an explanatory framework. Results for 97 teams working on a command-and-control simulation indicated that acute stress negatively affected mental models and transactive memory, which helped to explain why teams performed more poorly under acute stress.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)576-589
Number of pages14
JournalAcademy of Management Journal
Volume49
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2006

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Data storage equipment
Mental models
Transactive memory
Breakdown
Team performance
Simulation
Team working
Information processing theory

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  • Business and International Management
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Strategy and Management
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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