Social Climate Indicators for the U.S. Army
Final rept. Aug 1990-Jul 1991
INTERSYSTEMS INC NEW YORK
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Social climate research stems from the idea that groups vary in their overall culture or ambience in ways that can be systematically described, measured and predicted. In the military, social climate variables have been much investigated due to their presumed role as mediators of critical behaviors such as reenlistment rates, productivity and efficiency, combat readiness and performance, and resistance to combat-related stress and psychological injury. The following technical objectives were constructed for this project 1 To identify and compile measurement instruments of social climate indicators 2 To define and operationalize social climate constructs for which no measures exist 3 To describe a research plan for the development of scales responsive to constructs. Social climate is a comprehensive term which refers to interpersonal practices and policies. It has been used to refer to attitudes or perceptions held by individuals within groups. This report focuses on those concepts most pertinent to the dimensions called 1 morale, 2 satisfaction and motivation, 3 cohesion or bonding, and 4 esprit de corps.
- Sociology and Law
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations