Perceptions of group cohesion and mood in sport teams

Terry, Peter C. and Carron, Albert V. and Pink, Mark J. and Lane, Andrew M. and Jones, Garland J. W. and Hall, Mark P. (2000) Perceptions of group cohesion and mood in sport teams. Group Dynamics, 4 (3). pp. 244-253. ISSN 1089-2699


Perceptions of team cohesion and mood were investigated in netball, rowing and rugby. Participants (N = 415) completed the Group Environment Questionnaire and the Profile of Mood States–C. For task cohesion, attraction to the group predicted low tension and anger, and group integration predicted low depression. For social cohesion, attraction to the group predicted low tension, low depression and high vigor but group integration was not predictive of mood. Type of sport did not moderate cohesion-mood relationships, although significant between-sport differences in cohesion and mood scores were evidenced. Results are discussed in relation to the Baumeister and Leary (1995) proposition that the need to belong is a fundamental human motive.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version deposited in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2013 00:03
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2013 00:03
Uncontrolled Keywords: need to belong; anger; confusion; depression; fatigue; tension; vigor
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170114 Sport and Exercise Psychology
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1037//1089-2699.4.3.244

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