Accession Number : AD0721734

Title :   Personal Value Systems of Naval Officers.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF ORGANIZATIONAL PERFORMANCE AND HUMAN EFFECTIVENESS

Personal Author(s) : England,George W. ; Agarwal,Naresh C. ; Olsen,Karen A. ; Rydel,Nancy L.

Report Date : MAR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : A model relating to personel values of managers and their behavior is adapted to study the value systems of naval officers. The model allows one to make an operational distinction between various classes of values which have different probabilities of being translated from the intentional state into actual behavior. The personal value systems of 271 naval officers are assessed and described with behavioral implications. The results of the study show that naval officers, in general, tend to have a moralistic value orientation. However, a considerable number of naval officers also have a pragmatic value orientation. The content of value classes which most influence behavior is found to be quite different for the two groups. Finally, the study also points out there are significant relationships between personal value systems of naval officers and various demographic variables. These relationships appear to be stronger for moralistic naval officers relative to pragmatic officers. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OFFICER PERSONNEL, *ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY)), (*NAVAL PERSONNEL, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY)), MOTIVATION

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE