ERIC Number: ED079582
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Oct
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Perceptions of Navy Basic Training: Recruits Before and During Training. Final Report.
Nealey, Stanley M.
Attitudes of enlisted men toward interpersonal influence (the rank and authority structure) in the Navy were explored by administering questionnaires to 165 recruits at the time they joined the Navy and to 365 basic trainees during the final week of Navy basic training. Recruits had fairly accurate expectations of the inconsiderate and punitive leadership they would face during basic. Both groups agreed that the organizational climate of basic training is 'tougher' and more punitive than they expect in the Navy itself and much more negative than in most civilian jobs. All five modes of leader power identified by French and Raven (1959) were seen to be effective in eliciting high effort to perform one's duty, but coercive and legitimate power were seen as detrimental to morale. (Author)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Enlisted Personnel, Leadership Styles, Motivation, Organizational Climate, Perception, Performance Factors, Power Structure, Questionnaires, Research Reports
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (AD-760 045, MF $1.45, HC $3.00)
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Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Univ., Ft. Collins.
Note: Prepared in cooperation with Battelle Memorial Inst., Seattle, Wash.