Accession Number : ADA316545

Title :   The Development and Construct Validation of the Small Unit Equal Opportunity Climate Survey.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May-Jul 96,

Corporate Author : DEFENSE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY MANAGEMENT INST PATRICK AFB FL

Personal Author(s) : McIntyre, Robert M. ; Albright, Robert ; Dansby, Mickey R. ; Pace, Arlene

PDF Url : ADA316545

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : An equal opportunity climate survey suitable for use at small units is a needed supplement to the standard Military Equal Opportunity Climate Survey (MEOCS). The standard MEOCS uses a critical incident approach to assess a military unit's equal opportunity climate. However, many small military units lack the racial and gender diversity needed for critical incident measures. This report describes the creation of a climate assessment instrument suitable for use at small units. The small unit survey makes use of aptitudinal items to measure the domain covered by MEOCS. This report presents the psychometric analyses of a pilot test version of the instrument, a construct validity study comparing the new survey to the MEOCS, a recommendation for the revised version of the instrument for use within military commands, and recommendations for additional research for the further development and validation of the instrument.

Descriptors :   *VALIDATION, *ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), *CONSTRUCTION, *SURVEYS, *CLIMATE, *DIAGNOSTIC EQUIPMENT, *MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS, *EVOLUTION(DEVELOPMENT), *EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY, MILITARY PERSONNEL, TEST METHODS, RESPONSE, INSTRUMENTATION, RACE(ANTHROPOLOGY), ETHNIC GROUPS, BEHAVIOR, PILOT STUDIES, PSYCHOMETRICS, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), SEX.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE