GROUP COHESIVENESS: A DYNAMIC PERSPECTIVE
Abstract:The purpose of the present article is to promote a tentative theoretical model that may account for the transformation of socioemotional group cohesiveness into instrumental group cohesiveness and vice versa, as a result of external or internal stimuli operating on the group. This model further suggests that the well-established typology of group cohesiveness types into instrumental versus socioemotional is in essence a result of the static non-longitudinal approach to group processes research. On the contrary, a dynamic perspective to group cohesiveness types as proposed by the model in this article may be more fruitful and appropriate to research of group cohesiveness.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 1982
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