The construct of group cohesiveness has received limited study in the GSS domain. This paper draws upon previous work that looked at GSS impacts on group cohesion in small groups (5 members) and expands the investigation to the realm of large groups (over 20 members). We compare and contrast the findings in this study with a previous study of GSS restrictiveness and group cohesion done by Salisbury, Reeves, Chin, Bell and Gopal (1997) in the small group context. Findings indicate that the restrictiveness treatment does influence group cohesiveness, and that the effects are generally the same in large groups as in small groups.
Salisbury, David; Stollak, Matthew; Peyrefitte, Joseph; and Chin, Wynne, "Robbing Peter to Pay Paul Part II: Restrictiveness and Cohesiveness in Large Groups Using Group Support Systems" (1999). AMCIS 1999 Proceedings. 125.