Group Dynamics in Sport eBook

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This updated and expanded edition of Group Dynamics in Sport introduces readers to the most current theory and practice of group dynamics in sport teams. Changes in the new edition include extensive revision of each content area, as well as two new chapters on the study of groups and attributions in sport. The book features seven sections that break down the study of group dynamics in an engaging and reader-friendly way. Material covered includes an analysis of the nature and development of groups; examination of group environment, structure, and cohesiveness; and discussion of team processes such as goals and communication.

Authors Albert V. Carron and Mark A. Eys are prominent experts on group dynamics in sport, and their extensive research and analysis make Group Dynamics in Sport, 4th Edition essential reading for any student of sport psychology and sociology.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ..........................vii

Preface ..................................ix

SECTION I: INTRODUCTION 1

Chapter 01 The Nature of Groups 2

Chapter 02 The Study of Groups 22

Chapter 03 Group Development 34

SECTION II: GROUP ENVIRONMENT 55

Chapter 04 Group Size 56

Chapter 05 Group Territory 76

SECTION III: MEMBER ATTRIBUTES 103

Chapter 06 The Nature of Group Composition 104

Chapter 07 The Amount of Group Resources 110

Chapter 08 The Variability in Group Resources 122

Chapter 09 The Compatibility in Group Resources 134

SECTION IV: GROUP STRUCTURE 149

Chapter 10 The Elements of Group Structure 150

Chapter 11 Group Position 156

Chapter 12 Group Status 168

Chapter 13 Group Roles 184

Chapter 14 Group Norms 204

Chapter 15 Group Leadership 226

SECTION V: GROUP COHESIVENESS 257

Chapter 16 The Nature of Cohesion 258

Chapter 17 Correlates of Cohesion in Sport Teams 272

SECTION VI: TEAM PROCESSES 295

Chapter 18 Team Goals 296

Chapter 19 Cooperation and Competition in Groups 312

Chapter 20 Attributions in Sport 326

Chapter 21 Communication in Groups 340

Chapter 22 Collective Efficacy 354

SECTION VII: FORMING THE GROUP 365

Chapter 23 Team Building in Sport 366

References 379

Index 407

About the Authors 419