Sustaining exercise participation through group cohesion

Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2000 Apr;28(2):63-7.


The general hypothesis to be examined by this article is that increased group cohesion leads to an increase in adherence to an exercise program over time. Although preliminary research is promising, there is a need for further research aimed at examining the model of group development in exercise classes, the impact of group cohesion on both group and individual exercise behavior, and the measurement of group cohesion.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cooperative Behavior*
  • Exercise / physiology
  • Exercise / psychology*
  • Female
  • Group Processes*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Social Support
  • Time Factors