Accession Number:

AD0466307

Title:

PREDICTION OF ROLE PERFORMANCE OF LOCAL CIVIL DEFENSE DIRECTORS.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

IOWA AGRICULTURAL AND HOME ECONOMICS EXPERIMENT STATION AMES

Report Date:

1964-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

354.0

Abstract:

The civil defense organization is conceptualized as a social system. The local civil defense director is conceptualized as an important link between the civil defense organization and his local civil defense area. Social system analysis was selected as the frame of reference for analyzing the role performance of local civil defense directors and the factors which may affect their role performance. Social system concepts are used as the basis for understanding and predicting the role performance of local directors. Nine social system elements ends goals, facilities means, norms, sanctions, status-role, rank, power, belief knowledge and sentiments values and attitudes and three social system processes communication, boundary maintenance, and systemic linkage guide the analysis of local civil defense directors role performances. Fifty-one sub-concepts independent variables were derived from the 12 major social system concepts. The concept of local director role performance is defined and discussed in detail, as is the concept of role. The problems involved in selecting a role definer for the local director position are discussed. The social system theoretical model is tested using data from a study of Iowa local civil defense directors. Author

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Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE