Accession Number:

AD0805299

Title:

PREDICTION OF LOCAL CIVIL DEFENSE DIRECTORS' ROLE PERFORMANCE: MINNESOTA, GEORGIA AND MASSACHUSETTS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

IOWA STATE UNIV AMES DEPT OF SOCIOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY

Report Date:

1966-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

479.0

Abstract:

The 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. Nine social system elements ends goals, facilities means, norms, sanctions, status-role, rank, power, belief knowledge and sentiments values and attitudes and five social system processes communication, boundary maintenance, systemic linkage, socialization and institutionalization guide the analysis of local civil defense directors role performances. Fifty-seven sub-concepts independent variables were derived from the 14 major social system concepts. The social system theoretical model is tested using data from a study of local civil defense directors in Minnesota, Georgia and Massachusetts. Single and multiple correlations and single and multiple regression analyses are used to evaluate the relationship of each of the 57 independent variables to the dependent variable, role performance. All of the 14 major social system concepts were significantly related to role performance. The two concepts most significantly related to role performance were Sanctions and Institutionalization systems building.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Civil Defense

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE