Accession Number:

ADA065917

Title:

An Investigation of Attitudinal Differences between Commanders and Non-Commanders in the United States Air Force.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

This study sought to identify and analyze attitudinal and perceptual differences existing between Air Force commanders and non-commanders. Four subject areas were examined prior to a final analysis Quality of Life, Leadership and Supervision, Standards and Enforcement, and Work. The data sources for this study were two Quality of Air Force Life surveys conducted in December 1976 and April 1977. The analysis technique used was the Automatic Interaction Detector AID algorithm. AID is a computerized, sequential analysis of variance technique which attempts to isolate homogeneous groups within a larger population. The primary conclusion drawn from the analysis is that significant differences exist between commanders and non-commanders which are attributable to organizational position i.e., commander or non-commander.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE