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Team Satisfaction

* Group status. The higher athletes' perceptions of task cohesion are, the less importance athletes place on rewards and on achieving status.
* Role clarity and acceptance. A circular relationship exists between role clarity and acceptance and task cohesion.
* Collective efficacy. High collective efficacy is related to higher levels of task cohesion, and higher task cohesion is related to higher levels of cohesion.
* Group norms. When normative expectations for certain behaviors are strong, cohesion is also strong.
* Decision style. Stronger perceptions of cohesion are related to a more participative decision style.
* Self-presentation. Self-presentation concerns decrease as group cohesion increases (Divine, Munroe-Chandler, & Loughead, 2013).
* Sacrifice. Players engage in sacrifices to the team to a greater extent when cohesion is high.
* Self-handicapping. Athletes engage in more self-handicapping behavior (strategies used to protect self-esteem such as externalizing failure and internalizing success) when task cohesion is viewed as high.
* Skill level. The relationship between cohesion and performance exists across a broad band of athletic skill and experience, from high school to professional sport.
* Social loafing. Athletes on teams higher in cohesion are less likely to think that their teammates may socially loaf and are less likely to socially loaf themselves.
* Attributions for responsibility. Successful, cohesive teams use team-enhancing attributional strategies such as distributing the credit for success and sharing the responsibility for failure.
* Competitive state anxiety. Athletes who perceived their cognitive or somatic anxiety to be facilitative have higher levels of task cohesion (Eys, Hardy, Carron, & Beauchamp, 2003).
* Imagery. Teams higher in cohesion are more likely to use certain types of imagery such as cognitive specific imagery (focus on a specific task or skill) and motivational general mastery (build confidence; Hardy, Hall, & Carron, 2003).
* Motivational outcomes. Group cohesion has been shown to be related to adaptive motivational outcomes such as increased effort, expectancies of success, and increased persistence (Gu, Solomon, Zhang, & Xiang, 2011).
* Passion. Passion increases as cohesion increases.

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