Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Full metadata record
DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorEvans, Andrew L-
dc.contributor.authorSlater, Matthew-
dc.contributor.authorCoffee, Pete-
dc.contributor.authorBarker, Jamie-
dc.contributor.editorThelwell, R-
dc.contributor.editorHarwood, C-
dc.contributor.editorGreenlees, I-
dc.description.abstractFirst paragraph: How do coaches successfully pull a group together? This chapter focuses on the role and importance of creating and maintaining social identities for group functioning and performance. Research documenting the role and importance of social identities has increased considerably over recent years, with over 200 research articles published across a variety of psychological domains in 2012 alone (Haslam, 2014). Given the wealth of empirical studies available, we have chosen to focus on key research articles within our review of social identity literature to highlight the role and importance of social identities in coaching contexts. Ultimately, social identity researchers recognise that groups are dynamic and have the capacity to change individuals which means that groups and organisations are much more than an aggregation of their individual parts (Haslam, 2004). Therefore, the key to successfully pulling a group together from a social identity perspective lies in the understanding and promotion of a shared sense of social identity among group members. For a coach to understand their role in optimising group functioning and performance, the social identity approach to leadership (Haslam, Reicher, & Platow, 2011) contains four principles that can be implemented within coaching practice. This chapter will also explore each principle of social identity leadership for a coaching audience.en_UK
dc.relationEvans AL, Slater M, Coffee P & Barker J (2016) Pulling the Group Together: The Role of the Social Identity Approach. In: Thelwell R, Harwood C, Greenlees I (ed.). The Psychology of Sports Coaching: Research and Practice. Routledge Research in Sports Coaching, London: Routledge, pp. 265-280.-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesRoutledge Research in Sports Coaching-
dc.rightsThis item has been embargoed for a period. During the embargo please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study. Publisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in The Psychology of Sports Coaching: Research and Practice by Routledge. The original publication is available at:
dc.titlePulling the Group Together: The Role of the Social Identity Approachen_UK
dc.typePart of book or chapter of booken_UK
dc.rights.embargoreasonThe publisher requires an embargo of 18 months after formal publication.-
dc.type.statusBook Chapter: author post-print (pre-copy editing)-
dc.citation.btitleThe Psychology of Sports Coaching: Research and Practice-
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversity of Salford-
dc.contributor.affiliationStaffordshire University-
dc.contributor.affiliationStaffordshire University-
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport Book Chapters and Sections

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
18. Evans, Slater, Coffee, & Barker - Pulling the group together (FINAL).pdf265.88 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

This item is protected by original copyright

Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.