An Investigation of the Combat Attitudes of Air Force Civil Engineers.
AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL
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This research examines the psychosocial dimensions of combat effectiveness, or the will to fight as perceived by Air Force civil engineers. Four attitudinal variables which researchers have found to contribute to combat effectiveness--morale, cohesion, combat motivation, and leadership -- are investigated. The Potential for Combat Effectiveness Model developed by the leadership and Management Development Center LMDC forms the basis of this research. Data collected by LMDC between January 1982 and May 1985 are analyzed through statistical t-tests to determine attitudinal differences between civil engineering and the other representing the Air Force as a whole. The study finds the means for all attitudinal variables significantly higher for civil engineering than the base support group and predominantly positive in comparison to the Air Force average.
- Sociology and Law
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations