#30193 | AsPredicted

'Final_team performance and status conferrals_recall paradigm 10/31/2019'
(AsPredicted #30193)

Created:       10/31/2019 08:54 PM (PT)

This is an anonymized version of the pre-registration.  It was created by the author(s) to use during peer-review.
A non-anonymized version (containing author names) should be made available by the authors when the work it supports is made public.

1) Have any data been collected for this study already?
No, no data have been collected for this study yet.

2) What's the main question being asked or hypothesis being tested in this study?
Hypothesis 1: Group performance increases average workgroup member status.

Hypothesis 2: The relationship between group performance and average group member status is mediated by solidarity with the group.

3) Describe the key dependent variable(s) specifying how they will be measured.
The major DV is status. We will measure overall status, prestige-based status, and dominance-based status. We will focus on overall status but also measure the other two types of status for exploratory purpose.

The average scores of three team members will be used in analysis.

One item for each measure is listed below as examples.

1. Overall perceived status (adapted from Flynn & Brockner, 2003; see also Anderson, John, Keltner, & Kring, 2001) (1-5 scale)
-How well respected was team member 1?

2. Perceived Prestige-Based Status (Cheng, Tracy, & Henrich, 2010) (1-7 scale)
-I respect and admire team member 1.

Perceived Dominance-Based Status (Cheng, Tracy, & Henrich, 2010) (1-7 scale)
-Team member 1 enjoys having control over other members of the group.

Repeat the same measures for team member 2 and 3.

4) How many and which conditions will participants be assigned to?
Participants will be randomly assigned into one of the two conditions: they will be asked to recall a recent time they worked in a team with high/low team performance.

5) Specify exactly which analyses you will conduct to examine the main question/hypothesis.
1. We will analyze the differences in average status conferrals between the high vs. low team performance conditions to test hypothesis 1.

2. We will analyze if the effect of team performance on status conferrals may differ depending on the specific kind of status we measure (i.e., prestige-based status and dominance-based status).

3. We will analyze the correlation between team performance and average status conferrals as another test of our hypothesis.

4. We'll test if the relationship between team performance and average status conferrals is mediated by perceived solidarity with the group.

5. We will test the correlations between team performance and perceived physical attractiveness to show that the effect of team performance on average team member status is not just an overall positivity effect. We predict that team performance has no effect on physical attractiveness of one's teammates.

6. As a conservative test of the hypotheses, we will analyze the effect of team performance on status conferrals after controlling for perceived liking.

6) Describe exactly how outliers will be defined and handled, and your precise rule(s) for excluding observations.
1. People who pass the bot checks will be recruited to participate in this study.

2. Only people who are full-time employees and worked in a team in the past 6 months will be recruited to participate in this study.

3. We'll first administer a pre-survey to recruit qualified participants. Then we'll exclude people who don't follow the instructions in writing about a recent teamwork experience in the open-ended box in the pre-survey (e.g., those who write down random words or copy and paste unrelated paragraphs or take the same survey multiple times). In other words, we'll only send invitations to take the study survey to those who write about a proper teamwork experience.

4. People who fail the attention checks in the study survey will be excluded from analysis.

7) How many observations will be collected or what will determine sample size?
No need to justify decision, but be precise about exactly how the number will be determined.

We plan to have at least N=100 participants per cell. We'll administer a pre-survey to first recruit N=600 people in total to account for both response rate and those who don't properly recall a teamwork experience/fail the attention checks/not follow instructions. Then we'll send invitations to qualified participants to take the study survey.

8) Anything else you would like to pre-register?
(e.g., secondary analyses, variables collected for exploratory purposes, unusual analyses planned?)

In the pre-survey, we'll ask participants to recall an experience working in a team and collect basic team information. In the study survey, we'll present the team information to participants again and ask them to rate the status of 3 team members.

We will measure liking and perceived physical attractiveness of team members.

Besides, we will collect information about team performance and other relevant information such as participants' positions in the team, team duration and size etc. We'll also collect the gender information of the three team members that participants rate. Basic demographic information will also be collected.