The problematic nature of participation in contract bridge: A qualitative study of group‐related constraints Academic Article uri icon


  • Using data collected from a year-long qualitative study, this article explores the nature of group-related constraints within the social world of contract bridge. Constraints are initially discussed in terms of diminished popularity of bridge in the United States among younger generations. Next, interpersonal constraints that are linked to group processes within bridge groups are explored. These processes are described in terms of their controlling influence on individual involvement. Finally, a discussion of how constraints arise as a result of individual differences among group members is presented © 1991 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

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  • 1

author list (cited authors)

  • Scott, D.

citation count

  • 108

publication date

  • January 1991