Accession Number : ADA310258

Title :   Tacit Knowledge in Military Leadership: Supporting Instrument Development.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Oct 93-Nov 95,

Corporate Author : YALE UNIV NEW HAVEN CT DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Horvath, Joseph A. ; Sternberg, Robert J. ; Forsythe, George B. ; Sweeney, Patrick J. ; Bullis, Richard C.

PDF Url : ADA310258

Report Date : MAY 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 90

Abstract : Army officers, drawn from three different institutional settings, evaluated tacit-knowledge items to Support development of tests of tacit knowledge for military leadership. Items were identified that differentiated leaders varying in leadership experience (at a level of leadership) or in rated leadership effectiveness. Subject-matter experts also sorted the items into categories of like items. Analyses of the categories identified dimensions that described the organization of the items. Item discrimination and organizational location will be used to select materials for construction of tests of tacit knowledge for each three levels of Army Leadership: platoon leader, company commander, and battalion commander.

Descriptors :   *LEADERSHIP, *ARMY PERSONNEL, TEST AND EVALUATION, POSITION(LOCATION), MILITARY PERSONNEL, ORGANIZATIONS, BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, CONSTRUCTION, INSTRUMENTATION, DISCRIMINATION, OFFICER PERSONNEL, PLATOON LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE