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This important book reexamines old assumptions concerning the nature of group cohesion in industrial firms as it is influenced by management actions. Based upon a carefully controlled study, it offers a sound theoretical base and a replicable method, both vital to students of group processes and organizational theorists. The study indicates that high stress was positively related to intragroup conflict regardless of group sanctions encouraging cohesiveness but that when managers rewarded group behavior under high stress a climate was created in which competitive behavior could occur without inducing conflict and nonproductive behavior.

Timely, thoroughly documented, the book extends and integrates prior work in an area vital to managers and theorists alike. Its research design and results should establish the book as the central authority on group cohesiveness in industry.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Copyright
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  1. Acknowledgments
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  1. Contents
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-5
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  1. Chapter 1: Work Pressure, Threat, and Group Cohesion: An Exploration of Relationships among Variables
  2. pp. 6-13
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  1. Chapter 2: Theory and Hypotheses: An Instrumental Position
  2. pp. 14-20
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  1. Chapter 3: Population Studied and Method Used
  2. pp. 21-27
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  1. Chapter 4: Analysis of Data and Tests of Hypotheses
  2. pp. 28-44
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  1. Chapter 5: Further Analysis of the First Study
  2. pp. 45-61
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  1. Chapter 6: Replication of the First Study
  2. pp. 62-79
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  1. Chapter 7: Rewards for Cohesive Behavior under High Pressure Conditions
  2. pp. 80-89
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  1. Chapter 8: Discussion and Summary
  2. pp. 90-102
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  1. Appendix A: Some Statistical Procedures
  2. pp. 103-103
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  1. Appendix B: Statistical Details
  2. pp. 104-109
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  1. Appendix C: Relationships between Work Pressure and Individual Items in the Cohesiveness Index: First Study
  2. pp. 110-112
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  1. References
  2. pp. 113-118
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 119-123
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813163260
Related ISBN
9780813152813
MARC Record
OCLC
682220561
Pages
136
Launched on MUSE
2016-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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