Welcome to My Survey. Thank you for helping me conduct my research!!

Informed Consent:

Thank you for participating in this survey. Your feedback is important. Please answer the following questions as honestly as possible. The purpose of this study is to help the researcher understand the extent to which conflict in workgroups motivate employees to find work elsewhere.

I do not anticipate that taking this study will contain any risk or inconvenience to you and it is only two pages in length. Furthermore, your participation is strictly voluntary and you may withdraw your participation at any time without penalty.

All information collected will be used only for my research and will be kept confidential. There will be no connection to you specifically in the results or in future publication of the results.

Once the study is completed, I would be happy to share the results with you if you desire. In the meantime, if you have any questions please ask or contact: Tom Ulrich, Regent University, thomulr@mail.regent.edu.

The first 27 questions are taken from Chan & Drasgow (2001). The last 16 questions are taken from Triandis and Gelfand (1998). The informed consent text is based on text I found on the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh website.

* 1. Question Group One of Five.

  Strongly Disagree 2 3 4 Strongly Agree
AI1: Most of the time, I prefer being a leader rather than a follower when working in groups.
AI2: I am the type of person who is not interested in leading others.
AI3: I am definitely not a leader by nature.
AI4: I am the type of person who likes to be in charge of others.
AI5: I believe I can contribute more to a group if I am a follower rather than a leader.
AI6: I usually want to be the leader in the groups that I work in.
AI7: I am the type who would actively support a leader but prefers not to be appointed as leader.
AI8: I have a tendency to take charge in most groups or teams that I work in.
AI9: I am seldom reluctant to be the leader of a group.

* 2. Question Group Two of Five.

  Strongly Disagree 2 3 4 Strongly Agree
NC1: I am only interested to lead a group if there are clear advantages for me.
NC2: I will never agree to lead if I cannot see any benefits from accepting that role.
NC3: I would only agree to be a group leader if I know I can benefit from that role.
NC4: I would agree to lead others even if there are no special rewards or benefits with that role.
NC5: I would not want to know ‘what’s in it for me’ if I am going to agree to lead a group.
NC6: I never expect to get more privileges if I agree to lead a group.
NC7: If I agree to lead a group, I would never expect any advantages or special benefits.
NC8: I have more of my own problems to worry about than to be concerned about the rest of the group.
NC9: Leading others is really more of a dirty job rather than a honorable one.

* 3. Question Group Three of Five.

  Strongly Disagree 2 3 4 Strongly Agree
SN1: I feel that I have a duty to lead others if I am asked.
SN2: I agree to lead whenever I am asked or nominated by the other members.
SN3: I was taught to believe in the value of leading others.
SN4: It is appropriate for people to accept leadership roles or positions when they are asked.
SN5: I have been taught that I should always volunteer to lead others if I can.
SN6: It is not right to decline leadership roles.
SN7: It is an honor and privilege to be asked to lead.
SN8: People should volunteer to lead rather than wait for others to ask or vote for them.
SN9: I would never agree to lead just because others voted for me.

* 4. Question Group Four of Five

  Never, definitely no 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Always, definitely yes
HI1: I'd rather depend on myself than others.
HI2: I rely on myself most of the time; I rarely rely on others.
HI3: I often do "my own thing."
HI4: My personal identity, independent of others, is very important to me.
VI1: It is important that I do my job better than others.
VI2: Winning is everything.
VI3: Competition is the law of nature.
VI4: When another person does better than I do, I get tense and aroused.

* 5. Question Group Five of Five

  Never, definitely no. 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Always, definitely yes.
HC1: If a coworker gets a prize, I would feel proud.
HC2: The well-being of my coworkers is important to me.
HC3: To me, pleasure is spending time with others.
HC4: I feel good when I cooperate with others.
VC1: Parents and children must stay together as much as possible.
VC2: It is my duty to take care of my family, even when I have to sacrifice what I want.
VC3: Family members should stick together, no matter what sacrifices are required.
VC4: It is important to me that I respect the decisions made by my groups.

* 6. Which of the following best describes your ethinicity?

* 7. What is your gender?

* 8. Please tell us about your occupation and education.

  Engineering or Computer Science Other (Scientific) Other (Non Scientific)
What is your occupation?
What was your undergraduate major?

* 9. A few final questions about you.

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