ERIC Number: ED192128
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Personnel and Background Differences in Organizational Effectiveness. Interim Report for Period 14 June 1976-28 February 1979.
Hendrix, William H.; Halverson, Vicki B.
An Air Force study examined the relationship between personnel background and several measures of organizational effectiveness. The Organizational Assessment Package (OAS) consisting of 16 background information items and 149 attitudinal items was administered to military and civilian subjects (4,786) at five Air Force bases representing six major commands. Four factors were selected as dependent variables: general organizational climate, organizational communications climate, job related satisfaction, and perceived productivity. Factor scores were generated for each of the four variables and each subject's factor score for each factor served as the dependent variable in a series of one and two-way analyses of variance. Respondents with longer periods of service and high educational levels and whose supervisors wrote their performance report scored highest on all criteria (except for Organizational Communications Climate). Higher criterion ratings were also affected by whether supervisors used group meetings to solve problems and establish goals and by intended duration of Air Force Service. Officers and civilians scored highest in Job Related Satisfaction and Perceived Productivity. Civilians with graduate work perceived General Organizational Climate highest. Graphs and tables present more detailed analyses of responses, and tables in an appendix (two-thirds of the document) provide analyses of variance based on twenty-two separate criteria. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Background, Educational Background, Employee Attitudes, Employment Experience, Evaluation Criteria, Job Satisfaction, Military Organizations, Military Personnel, Organizational Climate, Organizational Communication, Organizational Effectiveness, Productivity, Self Evaluation (Groups), Sex
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX.