Accession Number : AD0769190

Title :   Personal Values of Research and Development Professionals and Operative Goals in Research and Development Organizations: An In-Depth Analysis of One Laboratory.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Pittenger,Eugene W.

Report Date : DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 212

Abstract : Purpose of study was to add to understanding of organizational goals of R+D organizations and of personal value systems of professional personnel in R+D organizations. The approach was to develop a set of value concepts meaningful to R+D professionals, develop a set of goals potentially important to R+D organizations, incorporate value concepts, goals, and demographic variables in a questionnaire, and administer the questionnaire to professional members of the Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories determine primary orientation of professionals through analysis of ratings given value concepts, and use primary orientation and importance ratings to determine value concepts with behavioral relevance to professionsls of the organization, and determine operative goals of the organization; and compare operative goals with formal goals. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*Research management, Organizations), (*Value, *Attitudes(Psychology)), Scientific research, Questionnaires, Behavior, Theses

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE