Definitions for "Social loafing"
Keywords:  effort, shirking, pmh, goof, tendency
the relaxation that results when people are in a group and their individual performance cannot be evaluated; this relaxation impairs performance on simple tasks but enhances performance on complex tasks
a decrease in the individual effort exerted by group members when working together on a task. (616)
The tendency for people to work less hard in a group than when working alone. go to glossary index