PriMera Scientific Engineering (ISSN: 2834-2550)

Research Article

Volume 3 Issue 5

Examining the Impact of Social Facilitation on Performance: Insights from a Study with University Students at Karachi University

Sonila Ali, Ibrahim Shah* and Samreen Memon

October 20, 2023

DOI : 10.56831/PSEN-03-085


This study aimed at investigating the role of social facilitation on performance. This study was done on 28 university students at Psychology department Karachi University. A test was conducted through Speed and Accuracy Cancellation Sheet individually and within a group. The result for this study was a mean average of 50.036 when working alone whereas 46.714 when working in group. It was found that the effect of social facilitation on performances was false. There can be different reasons/factors that can affect social facilitation, which can be fear of audience evaluation, opposite gender audience, bad mood, an inner drive for performance or distraction/ conflict within oneself. Even when performing a seemingly simple task, fear of public shame can be a reason for harmful social facilitation of performance. A drop in performance is just one of the potential adverse outcomes of extreme fear.

Keywords: Social Facilitation; Speed and Accuracy; Performance


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