Team-level identification predicts perceived and actual team performance: Longitudinal multilevel analyses with sports teams

Claudia Manzi, Chiara D'Angelo, William E. Thomas, Rupert Brown, Matthew J. Easterbrook, Vivian L. Vignoles, Jeremy J. Holt

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Abstract

Social identification and team performance literatures typically focus on the relationship between individual differences in identification and individual-level performance. By using a longitudinal multilevel approach, involving 369 members of 45 sports teams across England and Italy, we compared how team-level and individual-level variance in social identification together predicted team and individual performance outcomes. As hypothesized, team-level variance in identification significantly predicted subsequent levels of both perceived and actual team performance in cross-lagged analyses. Conversely, individual-level variance in identification did not significantly predict subsequent levels of perceived individual performance. These findings support recent calls for social identity to be considered a multilevel construct and highlight the influence of group-level social identification on group-level processes and outcomes, over and above its individual-level effects.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)473-492
Numero di pagine20
RivistaBritish Journal of Social Psychology
Volume58
DOI
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2019

Keywords

  • group processes
  • multilevel modelling
  • social identity
  • sports teams
  • team performance

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