The Sport Information Resource Centre
The Sport Information Resource Centre

Group norms represent a set of assumptions held by members of a group concerning acceptable and unacceptable behaviours, providing a glimpse into the inner workings of a group and insight into what members deem important. While some norms can be positive (e.g. expectations to show up on time and work hard), others can be negative (e.g. pressuring play through injury or other risky behaviours).