Faculty Advisor

Wilkes, John M.


This study looks at the relationship between cognitive diversity among team members, as measured by the MBTI and group performance. There were 44 WPI students formed into 14 IQP teams working concurrently on space-related topics. Group dynamics (leadership, conflict, division of labor and performance) were covered by a student questionnaire administered in the first third of the project and again toward the end. The results indicated that diversity was related to the student but not the advisor rating of how things went. The advisor ratings were most affected by whether there were certain "anchor" types of students on the team.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2006

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies