Accession Number : AD0466341


Title :   LOCAL CIVIL DEFENSE DIRECTORS' ATTITUDES, OPINIONS, KNOWLEDGE, AND ACTIONS, 1962.


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : IOWA AGRICULTURAL AND HOME ECONOMICS EXPERIMENT STATION AMES


Personal Author(s) : Klonglan, Gerald E ; Beal, George M ; Bohlen, Joe M ; Shaffer, Tim G


Report Date : Jan 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 321


Abstract : Te civil defense organization (national to regional to state to local) is conceived as a social system. The local civil defense director is conceptualized as an important link between the civil defense organization and the local civil defense area (city, town, or county) for which he is director. The local director provides information to the public and encourages decision-making by local individuals and groups. A social system analysis was selected as an appropriate general frame of reference for studying the question: What are the characteristics (attitudes, opinions, and knowledge) of local civil defense directors. A study of Iowa directors provides the empirical data. A detailed analysis is also made of the extent to which the directors had carried out the various civil defense tasks expected of them by state and national civil defense officials; an analysis of their role performance. (Author)


Descriptors :   SUPERVISORS , CIVIL DEFENSE , PERSONALITY , JOB ANALYSIS , EDUCATION , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , SOCIAL COMMUNICATION , GROUP DYNAMICS , PUBLIC RELATIONS , LEADERSHIP , MOTIVATION , BUDGETS , IOWA


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