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Kinesiology 1088A/B Lecture 15: Lect15- group cohesion- Oct11.docx


Department
Kinesiology
Course Code
Kinesiology 1088A/B
Professor
Bob Larose
Lecture
15

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October 11, 2013
KIN MIDTERM – FRIDAY OCTOBER 18TH
8:00 am
45 QUESTIONS
HOUR AND A HALF
21 MC
12 FILL IN THE BLANK
12 TRUE OR FALSE GROUP COHESION – CH.8
Definition
1. The result of all forcers acting on a member to remain in the group (union)
a. What ties a group together?
2. Resistance of the group to disruptive forces (stay together – conflicts between
ind., environmental, win loss records)
a. How a group resists to be torn apart
- Dynamic process reflected in the tendency for a group to attract members, stick
together, remain united in the pursuit of its goals and/or the satisfaction of it’s
members
o2 dimension (Task and Social
Fundamental Characteristics:
1) Multidimensional- numerous factors cause groups to stick together
2) Dynamic- can change over time
3) Instrumental- groups stick together for task purposes (achieve common goals
and objectives
4) Affective- groups stick together because members like/ enjoy each others
company (social attraction)
Enviornmental Factors
Personal Factors Leadership Factors
Team Factors
Cohesion
Group Outcomes Indiv. outcomes
Environemental/ Situational Factors
- Contractual, eligibility, transfer, geographical boundaries
- Normative/ social pressures on quitter
- Organizational orientation (goals, strategies, maturity, sex, age, etc.)
- Group size – moderately sized groups are the best from both a task and social
perspective
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