Accession Number:

ADA242717

Title:

Measures for Research on Small Unit Preparedness for Combat Effectiveness

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Oct 89-Jun 91,

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

1991-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

429.0

Abstract:

For this report, the authors developed scales for research on the home-station factors that account for the preparedness of U.S. Army small units for combat. One set of scales, which was derived from questionnaire items, measured home-station factors in the areas of leadership, unit cohesion, and soldier motivation. The other set measured platoon mission performance during simulated combat at U.S Army Combat Training Center. This report describes the scales, their development, and results on their statistical properties as a basis for analyses and reports on relationships between home-station factors and performance effectiveness.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Psychology
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE