Social Loafing: Definition, Examples & Theory


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Social loafing refers to the concept that people are prone to exert _____ effort on a task if they are in a group versus when they work alone:

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1. The ideal size of a group to minimize social loafing is:

2. Social loafing is more likely to occur in ___________ cultures.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the concept called social loafing. You'll be assessed on your knowledge of causes and solutions to social loafing.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • The definition of social loafing
  • Ways to minimize social loafing
  • When the concept is more likely to occur

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related sociology lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding social loafing
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify a team-created document that sets expectations and responsibilities

Additional Learning

To learn more, complete the accompanying lesson titled Social Loafing: Definition, Examples & Theory. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Differentiate between ''out'' and ''in'' groups
  • Identify key contributors to the occurrence of social loafing
  • Define a collectivistic culture