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Kinesiology 1088A/B
Bob Larose

Day Fifteen 2012 Kinesiology 1088a – Dr. Bob LeRose – Room 4182 Thames Hall Another look at GROUP COHESION (a throughout) GROUP COHESION Definition 1. The result of all forces acting on members to remain in the group (Festinger et al, 1950) 2. Resistance of the group to disruptive forces (Gross and Marin, 1952) Cohesion is a dynamic process reflected in the tendency for a group to ATTRACT members, STICK together, and remain UNITED in the pursuit of its GOALS and/or the SATISFACTION of its members (2 dimensions: TASK AND SOCAIL) (Carron et al.1998) FUNCTIONAL CHARACTERISTICS 1. MULTIDIMENSIONAL- numerous factors cause groups to stick together 2. DYNAMIC- can change over time 3. INSTRUMENTAL- groups stick together for task purposes (to achieve common goals and objectives) 4. AFFECTIVE- groups stick together because members like/enjoy each other’s company CONCEPTUAL MODEL OF COHESION 1. Environmental factors 2. Leadership factors 3. Team factors 4. Personal factors = COHESION Group outcomes and individual outcome come from cohesion ENVIRONMENTAL/ SITUATIONAL FACTORS - Contractual, eligibility, transfer, geographical boundaries - Normative/social pressures on a quitter - Organizational orientation (go
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