Accession Number:

ADA093200

Title:

Analysis of a Contingency Model: Effects of Management Style and Situational Environment on Organizational Effectiveness.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

136.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this study was to determine if the Organizational Assessment Package OAP survey instrument used by the Air Force Leadership and Management Development Center LMDC in their Management Consultation Service adequately measures factors which influence the effectiveness of Air Force organizations. The approach to the study was to investigate the conceptual validity of the Three Component Organizational Effectiveness Model which provided the framework for the design of the OAP. Factors extracted from data collected by LMDC using the OAP were used to define profiles of management style and situational environment. Similar profiles were grouped using cluster analysis. Three management styles were tested with three situational environments in separate analyses of variance using different criteria of effectiveness as dependent variables. The tests indicate that the style of management employed has a measurable affect on the criteria of effectiveness. Different situational environments were also found to have a significant affect. The tests did not support the contingency view of the model. Each test failed to reject the hypothesis of no interaction effect. Due to limitations in the research procedure, the results of the study are considered inconclusive, and opinion must be reserved until a more thorough test has been performed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE