Saeed Javed, Abida Naseer, Abd Rahim, Muhammad Shariff, Muhammad Irfan Sheraz, Mukhtar Ahmad


This paper represents the findings of a larger study which highlights the relationship between cohesion and the performance among hockey players of Pakistan in view of socio-interactional context. Pakistan won laurels in Field hockey with four World Cup and three Olympics titles to its credit but no effort has been made to find out the factors which have turned Pakistan (as a team) from the status of a giant into a pygmy during the last two decades. The foremost objective of this paper is to scrutinize the relationship between cohesion and players’ performance. A sample of 296 players from 14sport departments was chosen as respondents. Adopted questionnaire was used to collect the survey data. The findings highlighted the significant (p=.001) relationship between cohesion and players’ performance. It is concluded that the cohesiveness among players is to be developed and expanded regarding players’ performance to fulfil sport requirements. Recommendations have been made to raise the excellence, relevance, and legitimacy in team regarding cohesion with players’ performance.

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