Sticking it All Together: A Critical Assessment of the Group Cohesion–Performance Literature

  title={Sticking it All Together: A Critical Assessment of the Group Cohesion–Performance Literature},
  author={Milly Casey-Campbell and Martin L. Martens},
  journal={Microeconomics: Welfare Economics \& Collective Decision-Making eJournal},
Although group cohesion is a widely studied construct in the group dynamics literature, there is a considerable lack of consistency and agreement regarding the construct. This paper reviews the current state of the cohesiveness literature. Cohesion is now generally defined as the group members’ inclinations to forge social bonds, resulting in the group sticking together and remaining united. Unfortunately, the large number of definitions and measures used by researchers has created a literature… Expand
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