Bringing the "I" Back in "Team"

December 1991
Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology;Dec1991, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p431
Academic Journal
The article presents an abstract of a study by C. J. Hardy and R. K. Crace, originally published in the "Sport Psychology Training Bulletin," which focused on the concept of social loafing. Social loafing is when a team's actual productivity is far less than its potential productivity because of individuals' putting forth less effort. Recommendations for athletes included increasing their ability to self-regulate and assuming responsibility for their own effort. Recommendations for coaches included breaking the team down into smaller units to develop a greater sense of cohesion among players.


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