PREDICTION OF ROLE PERFORMANCE OF LOCAL CIVIL DEFENSE DIRECTORS.
IOWA AGRICULTURAL AND HOME ECONOMICS EXPERIMENT STATION AMES
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Civil defense organization national to regional to state to local 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 city, town, or county. 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. The concept of local director role performance is discussed as are the concepts role and role definer. The social system theoretical model is tested using data from a study of Iowa local civil defense directors. Each of the 51 independent variables and the dependent variable, role performance, are operationalized. Single and multiple correlation and single and multiple regression analyses are used to evaluate the relationship of each of the 51 independent variables to the dependent variable role performance. Author