Motivation, Personal Satisfaction of Team Members and Conformity to Team Norms as Predictors of Team Performance
The study investigated the Relationship between Motivation, PersonalSatisfaction of Team Members, Conformity to Teams Norms and TeamPerformance. Two hypotheses were postulated and tested. The surveyresearch design was adopted to conduct the study. The sample included two thousand and eighty-eight athletes (players of six sports) surveyed through a purposive sampling techniques from among the selected team sports in Nigeria Spots Zone One. The 4-Scale Group Environment Questionnaire (GEQ) and Structured Interview were the instruments used for the study. Results of data analysis and Cronbach�s alpha coefficient tested at .05 level of significance indicated that there is a significant linear relationship between team performance and the entire set of predictor (Independent Variables (F 1,2048 = 1625972 P < .05). The observed R of .995 was significant and that 99% of the variance in team performance can be accounted for by the independent variables. With all predictor variables in the model, all the independent variables except for motivation are important for better prediction of team performance. On the basis of the findings, suggestions and recommendations were made on how to maintain and improve team performance.