Accession Number : AD0451079


Title :   SOCIAL ACTION IN CIVIL DEFENSE. THE STRATEGY OF PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT IN A COUNTY CIVIL DEFENSE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM.


Descriptive Note : Final summary rept.,


Corporate Author : IOWA ENGINEERING EXPERIMENT STATION AMES


Personal Author(s) : Beal, George M ; Yarbrough, Paul ; Klonglan, Gerald E ; Bohlen, Joe M


Report Date : Jan 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 74


Abstract : The purpose of the report was to focus on one aspect of social action and civil defense: The initiation and execution of large-group social action among individuals and organizations. Specific objectives of the report were (1) to present a construct of the social action process which can be used as a design for implementing social action programs and/or as a framework for analyzing existing or past social action programs, (2) to present an analysis of a social action program involving civil defense. (a) to present a descriptive background of the civil defense social action program analyzed. (b) to analyze in depth this social action program utilizing the social action model, and developing methodologhy to operationalize the social action construct for research purposes, and (3) to discuss the finding of the study and to explore the implications of these findings in the attempts of the Office of Civil Defense to instigate other social action programs. (Author)


Descriptors :   *CIVIL DEFENSE , GROUP DYNAMICS , HUMANS , PUBLIC OPINION , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , SOCIAL COMMUNICATION , SOCIOLOGY , DECISION MAKING , FEASIBILITY STUDIES , PUBLIC RELATIONS , EDUCATION


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE