The Structure of Group Cohesion

  title={The Structure of Group Cohesion},
  author={Albert A. Cota and Charles R. Evans and Kenneth L. Dion and Lindy A. Kilik and Richard Stewart Longman},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  pages={572 - 580}
Group cohesion is an important construct in understanding the behavior of groups. However, there has been ongoing controversy on how to define and measure this construct. Central to this debate is the structure of cohesion. The authors critically review the literature on unidimensional and multidimensional models of cohesion and describe cohesion as a multidimensional construct with primary and secondary dimensions. Primary dimensions are applicable to describing the cohesiveness of all or most… Expand
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