The integration of the behaviour of different individuals as a result of social bonds, attractions, or other forces that hold the individuals together as a group or team over a period of time. Cohesion is measured by the degree to which a group or team perform efficiently regardless of interpersonal feelings and the emotions prevalent among the individuals, reflecting mutual attraction among members. Research shows that the performance of a team affects cohesion much more than cohesion affects performance. See also life cycle model of cohesion, linear model of cohesion, pendular model of cohesion, sociometric cohesion, task cohesion, team cohesion.
Subjects: Sports and Exercise Medicine.