Accession Number:

ADA137986

Title:

An Investigation into the Value of Unit Cohesion in Peacetime

Descriptive Note:

Scientific manuscript

Corporate Author:

WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC DIV OF NEUROPSYCHIATRY

Report Date:

1983-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

A sample of soldiers and their leaders in 20 combat-ready US Army battalions was asked a series of questions about interpersonal relations in their immediate work group. Their answers were scored on a scale intended to reflect group solidarity or unit cohesion summing across individuals yielded a battalion score, which proved to be highly correlated with a measure of overall battalion performance.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE