Dimensions of Army Commissioned and Noncommissioned Officer Leadership
Final rept. Jan 1986-Sep 1989
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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This paper identifies the dimensions of Army commissioned officer leadership. Results are based on the responses of 10,978 commissioned and noncommissioned officers NCOs to the 560 leadership tasks in the Army Leader Requirements Task Analysis Survey. The survey was developed from over 200 interviews with Army leaders. Factor analyses were performed first for the officers and NCOs together and then each group separately to determine the most meaningful solution. The two separate factor analyses were preferable because each accounted for more of the variance than did the combined factor analysis. In addition, the combined solution masked similarities and differences between officers and NCOs. Nine factors emerged for the officers, and ten factors for the NCOs. The two factor solutions are compared and the results are discussed in terms of existing literature on leadership dimensions and current Army doctrine.
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