The Team Roles of Elementary School Teachers (Teachers' Levels of Perceiving Belbin's Team Roles)

Gokce F.

EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, vol.34, no.151, pp.3-16, 2009 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 151
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.3-16
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


One of the important concepts regarding teamwork is team roles. This study investigated teachers' perceptions of the team roles. Elementary school teachers (n=565) participated in the study. The findings suggest that 18.01% of the teachers were implementers, 15.82% were team workers, 15.53% were coordinators, 12.12% were resource investigators, 10.25% were shapers, 9.88% were completers, 9.22% were evaluators and 9.17% adopted the plant role. Gender and branch of study were found to have effective in role perception. In terms of the typologies based on missions and relationships, the teachers adopted mainly the relationship-oriented roles. 27.94% of the teachers were negotiators, 27.89% were manager-workers, 25.78% were team leaders and 18.39% were thinker-intellectuals. Thus, it is hard to say that teachers form effective educational teams.