Accession Number:

AD0748839

Title:

An Analysis of Operating System Effectiveness: Focus on the Behavior of Local Coordinators.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

IOWA STATE UNIV AMES DEPT OF SOCIOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY

Report Date:

1972-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

47.0

Abstract:

The study introduces and develops a theoretical and conceptual model of local coordinator response to disaster. Prediction and explanation of role performance following disaster was achieved by developing a causal model of disaster or operating system role performance. Path analysis techniques were applied to data from local coordinators in Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois and South Dakota who had experienced and responded to disasters. Considerable empirical support was obtained for hypotheses model stated in the form of generalizations. Relevant concepts included disaster, building and operating system role performance, organizational autonomy, uncertainty, role conflict, stress, prestige, communication, warning and need for information. Implications of the research for the training of coordinators and for future research are discussed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE