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

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posted on 2024-06-04, 07:19 authored by AV Carron, LR Brawley, MA Eys, S Bray, K Dprsch, P Estabrooks, CR Hall, J Hardy, H Hausenblas, Ralph MaddisonRalph Maddison, D Paskevisch, M Patterson, H Prapavessis, KS Spink, PC Terry
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.

History

Journal

Small group research

Volume

34

Pagination

468-496

Location

Thousand Oaks, Calif.

ISSN

1046-4964

eISSN

1552-8278

Language

eng

Publication classification

C Journal article, C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2003, Sage Publications

Issue

4

Publisher

Sage Publications