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Team performance and the perception of being observed: insights from a natural experiment in football

Ferraresi, Massimiliano and Gucciardi, Gianluca (2020) Team performance and the perception of being observed: insights from a natural experiment in football. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog (11 Sep 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Due to Covid-19, many football matches across Europe have been played behind closed doors. Drawing on recent research, Massimiliano Ferraresi and Gianluca Gucciardi assess how team performance is affected by the presence of supporters. Using data from the top divisions in England, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain, they find that home teams won fewer points when playing behind closed doors than they would have achieved with supporters in attendance, which potentially offers some insights on the performance of workers when they feel they are not being observed.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2020 10:06
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2021 23:03
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/106840

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