Accession Number : ADA302861

Title :   Assessment of Equal Opportunity Climate: Results of the 1991 Navy-Wide Survey.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan 91-Jan 92,

Corporate Author : NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Rosenfeld, Paul ; Culbertson, Amy L. ; Newell, Carol E.

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Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 87

Abstract : The Navy Equal Opportunity/Sexual Harassment (NEOSH) Survey was administered for the first time in 1989. In 1991, the NEOSH Survey was administered for the second time. The results of this second Navy-wide administration are described in this report.The 1991 NEOSH Survey was administered to a random sample of active duty Navy enlisted personnel and officers stratified on racial/ethnic group and gender. Among the major results were: (1) All groups had generally positive perceptions of the Navy's equal opportunity (EQ) climate. Males, however, were more positive than females; Whites and Hispanics were more positive than Blacks. (2) Black (especially Black male) responses were consistently more positive in 1991 than in 1989. (3) Black females had the least positive perceptions of Navy EQ climate. While there was some improvement in their perceptions over 1989, it was less than Black males showed. (4) Hispanics and Whites responded similarly, more so than in 1989. (5) Discipline items produced the greatest racial/ethnic disparities on the NEOSH Survey, as in 1989. Perceptions of fairness in discipline were clearly lower among Blacks. (6) Men had more positive EQ perceptions than women. The "gender gap" in EQ perceptions between men and women officers is greater than between men and women enlisted. (7) The magnitude of race/ethnic and gender differences was less in 1991 than in 1989.

Descriptors :   *NAVAL PERSONNEL, *EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY, LEADERSHIP, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), ENLISTED PERSONNEL, MINORITIES, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, SURVEYS, ACTIVE DUTY, ETHNIC GROUPS, MALES, OFFICER PERSONNEL, JOB SATISFACTION, PROMOTION(ADVANCEMENT), PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), GRADE STRUCTURE(PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT), NAVAL TRAINING, FEMALES, INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), HISPANICS, SEXUAL HARASSMENT, RACIAL DISCRIMINATION, RACE RELATIONS, BLACKS(RACIAL GROUP).

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE