Accession Number : ADA186467

Title :   A Comparison of the Effects of Group Dynamics on Individuals Assigned to Integral and Non-Integral Aircrews.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Sowada, Paul M

PDF Url : ADA186467

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 104

Abstract : This study compared and contrasted the effects of group dynamics using Strategic Air Command KC-135 officer aircrew members who operate under an integral crew concept and Military Airlift Command officer aircrew members who operate under a non-integral crew concept. The study compared level of group cohesiveness and intragroup communications between the two types of crew structures. It also examined the degree of confidence crewmembers had in the people with whom they flew, attitudes regarding flying safety norms, and the type of crew structure preferred in a combat environment. Finally, this study sought to determine if crewmembers perceived that navigators had a greater opportunity to assume a leadership role in the crew with whom they flew if performing their duties under an integral crew structure. Keywords: Morale; Peer groups; Motivation; Interpersonal relations; Behavioral roles. (Theses)

Descriptors :   *FLIGHT CREWS, *GROUP DYNAMICS, *NAVIGATORS, BEHAVIOR, COHESION, CONFIDENCE LEVEL, CREWS, INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS, LEADERSHIP, MORALE, MOTIVATION, PEER GROUPS, AERIAL WARFARE, OFFICER PERSONNEL, TANKER AIRCRAFT, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), AVIATION SAFETY, INTEGRATION, THESES

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE