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Estudos de Psicologia (Natal)

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BARBOSA, Viviane da Mata  e  PUENTE-PALACIOS, Katia Elizabeth. Cohesion of teams on the scene: Discussion of their nature and consequent. Estud. psicol. (Natal) [online]. 2018, vol.23, n.2, pp. 89-98. ISSN 1413-294X.

Considering the central role that group cohesion plays to obtain a good work team performance, an empirical study was undertaken that sought to identify the dimensional structure of group cohesion revealing its constituent components and to determine the predictive power of group cohesion in relation to team effectiveness. The study obtained the data of 177 team members (sample 1) and 138 participants on a second sample. An instrument measuring cohesion, in English, served as reference for the elaboration of an instrument adapted to the Brazilian context. Results of exploratory factor analysis indicated a unidimensional solution explaining 72% of the total variance. Analysis of variance within and between groups revealed that the instrument is focusing on the individual level and not on the team level. Correlations with the criteria of effectiveness showed significant and positive associations among the variables, showing the predictive power of the instrument.

Palavras-chave : group processes; effectiveness of teams; team satisfaction.

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