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ERIC Number: ED163295
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Perceptions of Leader Attributes and Satisfaction with Military Life. Personnel Accession and Utilization Technical Area. Technical Paper 307.
Bleda, Paul R.; And Others
Journal of Applied Psychology, v62 n1 p43-49 1977
This study assessed the relative degree of association between quality of army life and perceived attributes of different types of leaders. Interviews with one hundred thirty lower ranking enlisted personnel provided information about soldiers' satisfaction with various facets of military experience and their perceptions of the behavior of superiors whom they viewed as either formulating (originators) or merely relaying (givers) daily orders. Regression analyses indicated that satisfaction with both the quality of army life in general and leadership in particular were related more closely to perceived attributes of the originator rather than to such attributes of the giver. This finding is attributed to the originator's greater hierarchical influence within the army structure. (Author)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Army Research Inst. for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Boston Area Academic Consortium, Inc., MA.
Identifiers: Army; United States