Accession Number:

ADA127282

Title:

An Investigation of Some Correlates and Predictors of Trust in Two Department of Defense Organizations.

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:

1983-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

129.0

Abstract:

This thesis analyzes the relationship between interpersonal trust and other relevant attitudinal variables identified in the management literature. Pearsons coefficient of correlation was used to measure the relationship between trust and group cohesion, job satisfaction, organizational commitment, communications, the perceived supervisors job performance and job stress. As predicted, trust emerged as being positively related to all of these except for job stress, for which a negative relationship was correctly predicted. Multiple regression analysis was used to determine the importance of the independent variables of participation, organizational commitment, communications, cohensiveness and the six interaction variables of participationorganizational commitment, participationcommunications, participationcohensiveness, communicationsorganizational commitment and cohensivenesscommunications as predictors of the dependent variable of trust.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE