Accession Number : AD0466308

Title :   PREDICTION OF ROLE PERFORMANCE OF LOCAL CIVIL DEFENSE DIRECTORS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : IOWA AGRICULTURAL AND HOME ECONOMICS EXPERIMENT STATION AMES

Personal Author(s) : Klonglan, Gerald E. ; Bohlen, Joe M. ; Beal, George M. ; Shaffer, Tim G.

Report Date : 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : Civil defense organization (national to regional to state to local) is conceptualized as a social system. The local civil defense director is conceptualized as an important link between the civil defense organization and his local civil defense area (city, town, or county). Social system analysis was selected as the frame of reference for analyzing the role performance of local civil defense directors and the factors which may affect their role performance. Social system concepts are used as the basis for understanding and predicting the role performance of local directors. The concept of local director role performance is discussed as are the concepts role and role definer. The social system theoretical model is tested using data from a study of Iowa local civil defense directors. Each of the 51 independent variables and the dependent variable, role performance, are operationalized. Single and multiple correlation and single and multiple regression analyses are used to evaluate the relationship of each of the 51 independent variables to the dependent variable role performance. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CIVIL DEFENSE, SUPERVISORS), (*SUPERVISORS, CIVIL DEFENSE), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), JOB ANALYSIS, PERSONALITY, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), GROUP DYNAMICS, SOCIAL COMMUNICATION, PUBLIC RELATIONS, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, IOWA, LEADERSHIP.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE