Accession Number:

ADA133092

Title:

Social Psychological and Institutional Correlates of Unit Effectiveness

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 15 Jun 1980-15 Jul 1981

Corporate Author:

JOHNSON (LAWRENCE) AND ASSOCIATES INC WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

107.0

Abstract:

Survey and record data measures of a broad range of variables were collected from 60 combat line companies. Factor and item analyses were used to derive survey measures of Leadership Climate, Leader Strictness, Enlisted Cohesion, Enlisted Commitment, Racial Climate, Moral Climate, and Unit Effectiveness. Almost all of the possible inter-correlations between these survey scales were significant. When record data measures were correlated with the survey measures, officer experience, NCO experience, awards and commendations, and enlisted turbulence produced generally positive correlations with the survey scales ie. were associated with more positive perceptions of the unit. Officer turbulence, Article 15s, AWOLs, MP reports, high GTAS scores, promotions, and the percent minority soldiers were generally associated with more negative perceptions of the unit. Based on these results, a worksheet was designed for use by company commanders in monitoring the status of key record data variables in their units.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE