An Investigation into the Value of Unit Cohesion in Peacetime
WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC DIV OF NEUROPSYCHIATRY
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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.