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How you work when your team loses

10 October 2016

A new paper discussed on our Research Digest blog provides some interesting insight into whether your football team’s success can affect how you feel and perform at work.

A new paper in the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology describes how a team led by Panagiotis Gkorezis at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki tested whether your football team’s success can affect how you feel and perform at work, and their findings that:

“When football fans are dissatisfied with the performance of their team, they experience negative affect that makes them less engaged in their work, which, in turn, results in lower performance.” 

For more information on this fascinating piece of research, please visit our Research Digest blog.

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