Accession Number : ADA309089

Title :   Leadership, Resources, and Performance in Two Army National Guard Battalions.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May 93-May 95,

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

Personal Author(s) : Siebold, Guy L. ; Browning, H. W., Jr

PDF Url : ADA309089

Report Date : FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : The National Guard Bureau designed the project 'Robust Test' to assess the readiness impact over time of differing levels of full-time training support personnel and increments of additional training assemblies in eight combat companies. The U.S. Army Research institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences helped by assessing the impact of these differing levels of resources on leadership, motivation, and unit cohesion. Data showed soldier-reported levels of motivation, cohesion, and leadership in the Guard companies were high but within the ranges of Active Component units. The leadership and squad teamwork in each company correlated strongly with company overall readiness. The fully resourced companies reported the highest or among the highest levels of motivation, cohesion, leadership, and climate.

Descriptors :   *LEADERSHIP, *ARMY TRAINING, *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), NATIONAL GUARD, ARMY RESEARCH, HUMAN RESOURCES, BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, TEAMS(PERSONNEL), CLIMATE, MOTIVATION, COOPERATION, SQUAD LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, COHESION, BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES, SOCIAL SCIENCES, RACE RELATIONS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE