Perceived Levels of Information Uncertainty, Job Insecurity and Supervisor Credibility: Effects of the Drawdown Among Soldiers in the United States Army.
ARMY MILITARY PERSONNEL CENTER ALEXANDRIA VA
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The phenomenon of work force reductions via organizational decline can cause anxiety among workers. Furthermore, the threat of job insecurity will be exacerbated when individuals lack adequate information and can not predict or control the outcome of work force reductions. The purpose of this thesis was to determine the level of job insecurity and anxiety among soldiers in the United States Army following the decision by Congress to reduce the active force by 25 percent. In addition, the study explored the relationship between information uncertainty, job insecurity, and communicator credibility among soldiers and senior defense officials. Two clusters of data surrounding job insecurity and source credibility were contained in a 1990 Army Times newspaper reader survey designed to measure how the changes sweeping through the military were affecting soldiers. Insecurity levels showed a very high percentage of soldiers fear for their jobs as a result of the projected cuts during the force drawdown.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Forces and Organizations