Collective commitment and collective efficacy: A theoretical model for understanding the motivational dynamics of dilemma resolution in inter-professional work

Jo R Rose, Brahm Norwich

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Abstract

This paper presents a new theoretical model which conceptualizes inter-professional and multi-agency collaborative working, at the level of the individual within a group. This arises from a review of the literature around joint working, and is based on social psychological theories which refer to shared goals. The model assumes that collective commitment, collective efficacy, and process and outcome beliefs interact and feed into the development and maintenance of collaborative processes and outcomes. This is situated within an ecological framework that summarises the context of inter-professional and multi-agency collaboration. The model illustrates working resolutions of specific inter-professional dilemmas around identity, role and control. This paper extends the literature around theoretical approaches to collaborative work in a multi-agency or inter-professional context, with its specific social-psychological focus on the motivations of the individual within the group.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-74
Number of pages16
JournalCambridge Journal of Education
Volume44
Issue number1
Early online date12 Dec 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • inter-professional work
  • professional collaboration
  • joint work

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