Valeska Hoath

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This study investigated the relationship between emotional contagion, selfefficacy, and cohesion. A sample of 117 athletes, from a variety of sports and universities completed online surveys that consisted of an adapted Group Environment Questionnaire (GEQ) to measure cohesion, an Emotional Contagion Scale (ECS) measuring susceptibility to emotional contagion, and a three question Self Efficacy measure. Findings indicated that emotional contagion has a negative play a role in both selfefficacy beliefs and perceived team cohesion. Further, negative emotions reduced selfefficacy beliefs more than positive emotions, while positive emotions increased athletes’ perceptions of team cohesion. This study concludes with applications for real world settings and suggestions for further research.

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CST 416: Negotiation and Conflict Management Capstone Project

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