Do individual perceptions of group cohesion reflect shared beliefs? An empirical analysis

Carron, Albert V., Brawley, Lawrence R., Eys, Mark A., Bray, Steven, Dorsch, Kim, Estabrooks, Paul, Hall, Craig R., Hardy, James, Hausenblas, Heather, Maddison, Ralph, Paskevisch, David, Patterson, Michelle M., Prapavessis, Harry, Spink, Kevin S. and Terry, Peter C. 2003, Do individual perceptions of group cohesion reflect shared beliefs? An empirical analysis, Small group research, vol. 34, no. 4, pp. 468-496, doi: 10.1177/1046496403254274.

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Title Do individual perceptions of group cohesion reflect shared beliefs? An empirical analysis
Author(s) Carron, Albert V.
Brawley, Lawrence R.
Eys, Mark A.
Bray, Steven
Dorsch, Kim
Estabrooks, Paul
Hall, Craig R.
Hardy, James
Hausenblas, Heather
Maddison, RalphORCID iD for Maddison, Ralph
Paskevisch, David
Patterson, Michelle M.
Prapavessis, Harry
Spink, Kevin S.
Terry, Peter C.
Journal name Small group research
Volume number 34
Issue number 4
Start page 468
End page 496
Total pages 29
Publisher Sage Publications
Place of publication Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Publication date 2003-08
ISSN 1046-4964
Keyword(s) task type
sport teams
Group Environment Questionnaire
Summary This study's primary purpose was to examine the degree to which individual perceptions of cohesiveness reflect shared beliefs in sport teams. The secondary purposes were to examine how the type of cohesion, the task interactive nature of the group, and the absolute level of cohesion relate to the index of agreement. Teams (n = 192 containing 2,107 athletes) were tested on the Group Environment Questionnaire. Index of agreement values were greater for the group integration (GI) manifestations of cohesiveness (GI-task, rwg(j) = .721; GI-social,rwg(j) = .694) than for the individual attractions to the group (ATG) manifestations (ATG-task, rwg(j) = .621; ATG-social, rwg(j) = .563). No differences were found for interactive versus coactive/independent sport teams. A positive relationship was observed between the absolute level of cohesiveness and the index of agreement. Results were discussed in terms of their implication for the aggregation of individual perceptions of cohesion to represent the group construct.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/1046496403254274
Field of Research 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
1701 Psychology
1702 Cognitive Science
Socio Economic Objective 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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