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Social loafing

Social loafing, which is the tendency for individuals to expend less effort when working collectively than when working individually. Social loafing may occur because people believe that others in the group aren’t doing their fair share.


Social Loafing Reductions in motivation and effort when individuals work collectively in a group compared to when they work individually or as independent cofactors.


Social loafing is the tendency of people to work less hard on a task when part of a group than as individuals , due to a diffusion of responsibility.

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