Accession Number : ADA265226


Title :   The Development of Social Climate Measures from the 1991/1992 Surveys of Total Army Military Personnel (STAMP): Scale Construction and Initial Validation


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun-Sep 1992


Corporate Author : BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK NC


Personal Author(s) : Blass, Thomas


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a265226.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 26


Abstract : The 1991/1992 Surveys of Total Army Military Personnel (STAMP) collected a wide range of information from Army military personnel on active duty and in the reserve components. This research report describes a systemic effort to derive a set of scales, with adequate psychometric properties, from a subset of 46 questions from the STAMP which deal with such issues as morale, group cohesiveness, stress, and perceived competence, i.e., a response domain that corresponds roughly to what has been referred to as social climate indicators (Futterman, Orlandi, and Schinke, 1991a, 1991b). The strategy that was followed was first to identify potential scales through factor analysis using the data from the sample of enlisted active-duty soldiers, determine the adequacy of their internal-structural properties, and then cross-validate the findings on the STAMP data collected from the active-duty officer sample. The result was a total of nine scales: Horizontal Cohesion, Vertical Cohesion, Social Support in Group, Perceptions of Work, Adequacy of Meeting Personal Needs, Satisfaction-Boredom, Identification with the Army, Stress and Worry, and Personal Efficacy. A final step was to provide initial evidence for the construct validity of two of the scales.... Identification, Measurement, Army satisfaction, Social climate, Morale, Personnel efficacy, Psychometrics, Stress Scale construction, Cohesion.


Descriptors :   *ARMY PERSONNEL , *PSYCHOMETRICS , MILITARY RESERVES , MEASUREMENT , MILITARY PERSONNEL , STRATEGY , STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES , MORALE , IDENTIFICATION , CONSTRUCTION , SURVEYS , RESPONSE , SCALE , INTERNAL , CLIMATE , ACTIVE DUTY , PERSONNEL , WORK , ARMY , INDICATORS , PERCEPTION , COHESION , FACTOR ANALYSIS , BOREDOM


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE