Teambuilding in the student audience: pros and cons



Teambuilding is one of the most promising and effective methods of personnel management, the most sought after in the business world. Up to date, the characteristics of an effective team and factors influencing the efficiency of team activities in separate professional performances are studied in most details. This article provides an overview of the researches on students’ attitudes to methods of team-building applied in the area of education. We provide the comparative analysis of the factors that contribute to or hinder the organization of team activities and the ones, arousing positive attitudes of the students. We also indicate the perspectives of expanding and improving the application of team building in the educational process

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Keywords: teambuilding, team/joint activity, collaborative methods, attitudes, team roles, leadership, free-riding

Journal rubric: Social Psychology

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Ekimova V.I. Teambuilding in the student audience: pros and cons [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2015. Vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 20–27. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2015040203. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Valentina I. Ekimova, Doctor of Psychology, professor of the department of scientific bases of extremal psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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