Psychological Safety and Learning Behavior in Work Teams

  title={Psychological Safety and Learning Behavior in Work Teams},
  author={Amy C. Edmondson},
  journal={Administrative Science Quarterly},
  pages={350 - 383}
  • A. Edmondson
  • Published 1 June 1999
  • Psychology, Business
  • Administrative Science Quarterly
This paper presents a model of team learning and tests it in a multimethod field study. It introduces the construct of team psychological safety—a shared belief held by members of a team that the team is safe for interpersonal risk taking—and models the effects of team psychological safety and team efficacy together on learning and performance in organizational work teams. Results of a study of 51 work teams in a manufacturing company, measuring antecedent, process, and outcome variables, show… 

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