Accession Number : ADA187134

Title :   Evaluation of Civil Engineering Work Group Characteristics Resulting from an Operations Branch Reorganization.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : West, Kyle C

PDF Url : ADA187134

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 103

Abstract : The purpose of this study was to evaluate from the perspective of group behavior the reorganization of Strategic Air Command, Civil Engineering Operations Branches into maintenance work groups. The study had three basic objectives: 1) Evaluate the validity and the reliability of the survey instrument used in the study; 2) Evaluate the usefulness of a theoretical group behavior model as a group behavior measurement tool; and 3) Compare the job related attitudes, group characteristics, group processes, and perceived group effectiveness within a reorganized Operations Branch to the job related attitudes, group characteristics, group processes, and perceived group effectiveness within a non-reorganized Operations Branch. The study resulted in the validation of the survey instrument and verification that the theoretical group behavior model could be used as a group behavior measurement tool in the field. (Theses)

Descriptors :   *GROUP DYNAMICS, *MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, CIVIL ENGINEERING, BEHAVIOR, STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND, MODELS, THEORY, VALIDATION, TOOLS, MAINTENANCE, TEAMS(PERSONNEL), WORK, RELIABILITY, SURVEYS, THESES, AIR FORCE, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS

Subject Categories : Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE