Term of Award

Summer 2002

Degree Name

Master of Science in Kinesiology with an Emphasis in Sport Psychology

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (restricted to Georgia Southern)

Department

Department of Health and Kinesiology

Committee Chair

Charles J. Hardy

Committee Member 1

Kevin L. Burke

Committee Member 2

A. Barry Joyner

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between personal jealousy and performance jealousy and task and social cohesion within collegiate baseball and softball teams. It was hypothesized that there would be statistically significant relationships between personal jealousy and social cohesion as well as between performance jealousy and task cohesion. Fifty participants (35 males and 15 females) Division I collegiate student-athletes baseball and softball players, completed both the Group Environment Questionnaire (GEQ) (Carron, Widmeyer, and Brawley, 1985) and the Revised Sport Jealousy Scale-IV (SJS-IV) (Kamphoff, 2000) three times over the course of the 2002 baseball/softball season. Pearson Product Moment correlations revealed statistically significant (p < .05) relationships between jealousy and cohesion measures.

Statistically significant relationships were found between personal jealousy and social cohesion as well performance jealousy and task cohesion. These results were consistent with findings of Kamphoflf (2000) but inconsistent with the findings of Pease (1987).

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