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What features epitomize cohesion: development of a preliminary measure

von Treuer, Kathryn, Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Matthew, Moss, Simon, McLeod, Janet and Hamilton, Sigrid 2013, What features epitomize cohesion: development of a preliminary measure, Journal of business administration research, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 66-76.

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Title What features epitomize cohesion: development of a preliminary measure
Alternative title What are the Features and Practices of Workgroups that Epitomize Cohesion: Development of a Preliminary Measure
Author(s) von Treuer, Kathryn
Fuller-Tyszkiewicz, Matthew
Moss, Simon
McLeod, Janet
Hamilton, Sigrid
Journal name Journal of business administration research
Volume number 2
Issue number 1
Start page 66
End page 76
Total pages 11
Publisher Sciedu Press
Place of publication Toronto, Canada
Publication date 2013
ISSN 1927-9507
Keyword(s) cohesion
cooperation
scale construction
trust
Summary Presently, no consensus has been reached with regards to measuring workplace cohesion. Cohesion measures often allude to abstract concepts rather than tangible features, therefore this study identified the tangible features and specific practices that epitomize cohesive workgroups. Specifically, 28 individuals were interviewed and asked to reflect upon two workgroups in which they had been employed before, only one of which was cohesive. Participants identified tangible features, practices, or characteristics that typified each of these workgroups. Content analysis uncovered 14 features of cohesion, such as shared emotional events in the past, friendly and welcoming greetings, and a feeling of pride when other people in the team excel on some task. A provisional measure of cohesion was then distilled from these items.
Language eng
Field of Research 170107 Industrial and Organisational Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2013
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30054931

Document type: Journal Article
Collections: School of Psychology
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