Accession Number:

ADA061741

Title:

Organizational Variables in an Air Force Program Environment.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

227.0

Abstract:

This research examined the proposed relationships among nine organizational variables program phase, organizational size, tenure, level of bureaucracy, organizational climate, role conflict, role ambiguity, role stress, and conflict intensity as perceived by program managers in Air Force System Program Offices SPOs. The variables were measured with a collective questionnaire based on survey items tested and used by previous researchers. The sample consisted of managers within SPOs that were either commissioned officers or civilians in the grade of GS-7 or higher. The data was analyzed using a combination of descriptive and path analysis statistical techniques. Findings included 1 general support for previous research efforts, and 2 general support for a revised path analysis causal model. The study concludes that certain structural variables have a significant impact on behavioral outcomes. It is recommended that program managers and their superior military officials apply this information and establish organizational structures most conducive to integrating technical and behavioral factors in accomplishing acquisition program objectives. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE