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Team Identification Reduces Social Loafing and Promotes Social Laboring in Cycling

Høigaard, R., Boen, F., De Cuyper, B. and Peters, D.M. ORCID: (2013) Team Identification Reduces Social Loafing and Promotes Social Laboring in Cycling. International Journal of Applied Sports Sciences, 25 (1). pp. 33-40. ISSN 2233-7946 (Online) 1598-2939 (Print)

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The purpose was to examine if heightened team identification reduced social loafing and promoted
social laboring in 1 and 3 minute cycling time-trials with participants alone and then in either salient or
non-salient teams. Salient teams were created using 30 minutes of team building activities prior to their
team time trials. Social loafing occurred in both team trials in the non-salient teams (P < .05). In the
salient teams, social loafing was eliminated in the 1 minute team trial and social laboring was apparent
in the 3 minute team trial (P < .05). Heightened team identification therefore reduced social loafing and
significantly enhanced team performance.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: group dynamics, social identity, team sport, effort, salience
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: College of Business, Psychology and Sport > School of Sport and Exercise Science
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Depositing User: Janet Davidson
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2014 13:53
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:03

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