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Each of the Following, If True, Either Provides Support for Or Cannot Weaken the Sociologists' Assumption About the Relationship Between Cohesion and Success Except - Logical Reasoning

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MCQ

Answer the question based on the information given.
A highly cohesive workgroup is a prerequisite for high team performance. Sociologists point out that the association between group cohesion and success is owing to the support individual team members give to one another and their acceptance of the group's goals and activities.
Each of the following, if true, either provides support for or cannot weaken the sociologists' assumption about the relationship between cohesion and success EXCEPT

Options

  • A group of Japanese researchers found that successful work teams were headed by dominant leaders

  • University researchers found that there was a significant correlation between team productivity and the extent to which team members understood and complied with the group's objectives

  • American researchers found that successful team members tended to rate their fellow members more favorably.

  • Industrial Psychologists in the UK found that workgroups who tended to participate in after-hours social activities were more productive

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Solution

The first option states that a group of Japanese researchers found that successful work teams were headed by dominant leaders. Thus it weakens the main question, which points out that that work cohesiveness is a prerequisite for high team performance.
A group of Japanese researchers found that successful work teams were headed by dominant leaders is the correct option.

Concept: Analytical and Logical Reseasoning
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