Accession Number : ADA292342

Title :   Determinants of Effective Unit Performance: Research on Measuring and Managing Unit Training Readiness.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 87-Jun 92,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Holtz, Robert F. ; Hiller, Jack H. ; McFann, Howard H.

PDF Url : ADA292342

Report Date : JUL 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 341

Abstract : One of the primary missions of the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences (USARI) is to conduct research and development to maximize the performance effectiveness of combat units. In recent years, ARI has increased its emphasis on unit collective training research in recognition that, although the Army recruits individuals, it fights as units. The research reported in this volume employed a wide spectrum of behavioral and social science techniques for measuring and understanding the performance of units at both their home stations and at Combat Training Centers. ARI's research on unit collective training has not been without challenges. Chief among them has been the development of reliable measurement methods and technologies for assessing unit performance effectiveness. ARI has made considerable progress in its ability to measure performance and in its ability to make reliable statements about the determinants of unit performance at the Combat Training Centers. (RWJ)

Descriptors :   *ARMY RESEARCH, *ARMY TRAINING, *ARMY RESEARCH LABORATORIES, MEASUREMENT, METHODOLOGY, WARFARE, COMBAT EFFECTIVENESS, TRAINING, ARMY PERSONNEL, COMBAT READINESS, OPERATIONAL READINESS, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), ARMY FACILITIES, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, RELIABILITY, MISSIONS, MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, SOCIAL SCIENCES.

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Administration and Management
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE