Term of Award
Master of Science in Kinesiology with an Emphasis in Sport Psychology
Document Type and Release Option
Thesis (restricted to Georgia Southern)
Department of Health and Kinesiology
Charles J. Hardy
Committee Member 1
Kevin L. Burke
Committee Member 2
A. Barry Joyner
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).
Baugh, Ashley L., "Exploring the Relationship between Cohesion and Jealousy in Collegiate Baseball and Softball Teams" (2002). Legacy ETDs. 946.