Accession Number : AD0773041

Title :   Profiles on Effectiveness: A Systems Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : IOWA STATE UNIV AMES DEPT OF SOCIOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Mulford,Charles L. ; Klonglan,Gerald E. ; Tweed,Dan L.

Report Date : JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : A systems framework was used to conceptualize and evaluate the effectiveness of local civil defense director/coordinators (LCDCs). Data were used from a national sample of LCDCs who filled out a mailed questionnaire during 1971. LCDCs from larger communities had higher effectiveness scores. Budget was not related to effectiveness. The amount of training received and orientation from other DCPA personnel and from those in local government were significant factors as was communication from these personnel. Those LCDCs who interacted with others on a regular basis were more effective. The analysis suggests that these variables produce consensus which in turn produces personal effectiveness.

Descriptors :   *Personnel development, *Management analysis, *Systems analysis, Communicating, Objectives, Effectiveness, Multivariate analysis, Populations, Social psychology, Civil defense, Questionnaires, Behavior, Budgeting

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE