Cohesion in sport: New directions for practitioners

Luc J. Martin, Kyle F. Paradis, Mark A. Eys, Blair Evans

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Abstract

The general objectives of the present article are to provide an overview of the group dynamics phenomenon known as "cohesion" and convey useful information to practitioners with regard to its conceptualization, measurement, and development. Within these broad areas, a focus is placed on recent advances in our understanding of cohesion in sport by discussing (a) age related developmental differences in group perceptions, (b) new alternatives in the measurement of cohesion, and (c) suggestions for developing and improving cohesion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-25
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Sport Psychology in Action
Volume4
Issue number1
Early online date12 Feb 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Mar 2013

Keywords

  • Cohesiveness
  • Developmental differences
  • Group dynamics
  • Measurement

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