This study looks at how collaborative technology, proximity choices, and group size can affect voicing in groups. Results of the study, involving two experiments with 550 participants, show that collaborative technology can improve an individual’s desire to voice, instrumental motives to voice, non-instrumental motives to voice, and the opportunity to voice in face-to-face groups. The results also show that the use of collaborative technology can lesson individual voice losses as groups increase in size especially in distributed environments. These findings have important implications in group interactions using technology.
Roberts, Tom L. and Lowry, Paul Benjamin, "The "Voice Effect” in Groups" (2003). SIGHCI 2003 Proceedings. 15.