Accession Number : ADA259200


Title :   Preliminary Analysis of the Impact of Army and Family Factors on Unit Readiness


Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Aug 1986-Aug 1992


Corporate Author : HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA


Personal Author(s) : Sadacca, Robert ; McCloy, Rodney A ; Difazio, Ani S


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a259200.pdf


Report Date : Oct 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 124


Abstract : The Army Family Research Program (AFRP) was initiated in the fall of 1986 in part to examine the role that families play in unit readiness. The core of the research was a large-scale survey of Army soldiers and their units. To determine the impact of family and Army factors on readiness, a series of analyses was conducted to reduce the number of survey variables to a subset that more parsimoniously accounted for the observed variation in measures of unit readiness. The variable reduction was conducted through factor analyses and hierarchical multiple regression analyses. The reduced set variables were analyzed using LISREL in the framework of a simplified model of unit readiness. The results of the analyses suggest that the most important family-related factor in unit readiness is the support unit leaders provide to soldiers and their families.


Descriptors :   *LEADERSHIP , *ARMY PERSONNEL , *COMBAT READINESS , *SURVEYS , *OPERATIONAL READINESS , *FAMILY MEMBERS , *JOB SATISFACTION , *FAMILIES(HUMAN) , PREDICTIONS , VARIABLES , VARIATIONS , ARTILLERY UNITS , FACTOR ANALYSIS , REGRESSION ANALYSIS , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE