Singing it for "us": Team passion displayed during national anthems is associated with subsequent success

Slater, Matthew J., Haslam, S. Alexander and Steffens, Niklas K. (2018) Singing it for "us": Team passion displayed during national anthems is associated with subsequent success. European Journal of Sport Science, 1-9. doi:10.1080/17461391.2018.1431311


Author Slater, Matthew J.
Haslam, S. Alexander
Steffens, Niklas K.
Title Singing it for "us": Team passion displayed during national anthems is associated with subsequent success
Journal name European Journal of Sport Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1536-7290
1746-1391
Publication date 2018-02-05
Year available 2018
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/17461391.2018.1431311
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Start page 1
End page 9
Total pages 9
Place of publication Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Abstract The present research examined the link between passion displayed by team members during the singing of national anthems at UEFA Euro 2016 and team performance in the tournaments' 51 games. Drawing on social identity theorising, we hypothesised a positive relationship between passion and performance. Consistent with this hypothesis, results showed that teams that sang national anthems with greater passion went on to concede fewer goals. Moreover, results provided evidence that the impact of passion on the likelihood of winning a game depended on the stage of the competition: in the knockout stage (but not the group stage) greater passion was associated with a greater likelihood of victory. Extending recent reviews that highlight the importance of social identity processes in sporting contexts, these results suggest that team members' identity-based expression of passion for the collective can be an important predictor of subsequent performance.
Keyword Behaviour
motivation
performance
psychology
team sport
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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