A Study of the Relationship between Member Attitudes and Organizational Effectiveness in a Strategic Missile Wing (SAC) Operations Directorate.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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Several studies have examined the attitudes of members of SAC missile units to discover the reasons why the missile career field has suffered from low morale. However, there have not been any attempts to uncover the relationships between member attitudes and organizational effectiveness in a SAC missile wing. The purpose of this study was to identify the significant relationships between member attitudes and organizational effectiveness in a strategic missile wing operations directorate. Data on both attitudes and organizational effectiveness were collected from the 44th Strategic Missile Wing Operations Directorate at Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota with a survey questionnaire. Three significant relationships between attitudes and organizational effectiveness were identified through the statistical techniques of factor analysis and canonical correlation analysis. The strongest relationship showed that satisfaction with work, supervision, the organizations decision-making structure, and communication from management concerning performance measurement, is directly related to productivity and the ability to anticipate problems that might come up in the future.