Collective fit increases team performances: extending regulatory fit from individuals to dyadic teams

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People experience “regulatory fit” when they pursue a goal in a manner that suits their chronic regulatory orientation. This regulatory fit impacts performance positively. The present research extends performance gains due to fit from individuals to dyadic team performance. Study 1 manipulated team fit of 32 table football participants (i.e., promotion vs. prevention orientation and offense vs. defense positions). Team fit significantly predicted team success in an experimental tournament beyond team skill level. Study 2 replicated this result with data from a real-life tournament including 66 highly experienced competitors. These findings broaden the concept of regulatory fit from individual to dyadic teams, and suggest collective fit as a possible important predictor for team success.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Applied Social Psychology
Volume45
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)274-281
Number of pages8
ISSN0021-9029
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Publication statusPublished - 2015

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