Accession Number : AD0480232

Title :   A CRITICAL INCIDENT STUDY OF INFANTRY, AIRBORNE, AND ARMORED JUNIOR NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICERS.

Descriptive Note : Staff memo.,

Corporate Author : GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV ALEXANDRIA VA HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH OFFICE

Personal Author(s) : Showel, Morris ; Peterson, Christian W.

Report Date : 11 JUL 1958

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : Parallel listings are presented of approved and disapproved noncommissioned officer behaviors as reported and evaluated by persons who had served with these junior NCOs. The material was gathered in the form of critical incidents, by interviewing 135 persons subordinate to, and 135 persons superior to, junior noncommissioned officers in infantry, airborne, and armored units, stationed both in the ZI and in Europe. The subjects were asked to relate three incidents of good and three incidents of bad performance on the part of a junior NCO. The nine general areas identified by the researchers are: planning and foresight, informal teaching and briefing, supervising and checking, correcting and rewarding or punishing, manner of dealing with subordinates, concern with welfare of men, attitude towards job, deportment, and technical job knowledge and ability. The frequency with which subordinates and superiors reported each behavior as either good or bad is shown; subordinate and superior differences in evaluation are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ARMY PERSONNEL, JOB ANALYSIS), BEHAVIOR, LEADERSHIP, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, ARMY TRAINING, SUPERVISION, CORRECTIONS, MOTIVATION, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY).

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE