“Is It Already 4 a.m. in Your Time Zone?”

@article{Rutkowski2007IsIA,
  title={“Is It Already 4 a.m. in Your Time Zone?”},
  author={Anne-Françoise Rutkowski and Carol Stoak Saunders and Douglas R. Vogel and Michiel van Genuchten},
  journal={Small Group Research},
  year={2007},
  volume={38},
  pages={129 - 98}
}
Using a sample of students (N = 118) engaged in an 8-week project to build an e-book chapter, this study finds that cognitive absorption impacts interpersonal conflict and team performance. In particular, virtual teams with aggregated higher levels of focus immersion and temporal dissociation (dimensions of cognitive absorption) demonstrate higher levels of performance and interpersonal conflict. Furthermore, there is an interaction effect between focus immersion and temporal dissociation that… 

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