A Study of the Leader Attitudes of US Air Force Commanders.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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This study analyzes the leadership attitudes of United States Air Force commanders. The source of the data is the Quality of Air Force Life Survey conducted in December 1976. The primary analytic technique used was factor analysis. Underlying dimensions of leader attitudes for the commanders were sought. Three underlying dimensions emerged from the factor analysis of the survey variables. Called TASK, Enforcement of Discipline EOD, and RELATIONSHIPS, these three dimensions were measured and their behavior was analyzed relative to the demographic variables and several other variables in the survey. An attempt was made to determine the influence of the dimensions on subordinate job satisfaction and first termer career intent, but no relationship was discovered. The main conclusion of the analysis is that TASK, EOD, and RELATIONSHIPS reflect definite attitudes of Air Force commanders. However, organization climate is essential to the definition of each of the three dimensions. The dimensions do not represent unchanging orientations or approaches to leadership by the commanders. The three dimensions are seemingly unrelated to dimensions discovered by other researchers. Author
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Statistics and Probability