Effects of command style and group cohesiveness on the performance effectiveness of self-selected tank crews

Aharon Tziner, Yoav Vardi

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Abstract

94 3-men crews of Israeli male soldiers were studied throughout their performance on routine military activities. Level of cohesiveness was determined through a self-selection sociometric procedure. Command style of tank commanders was assessed with questionnaires. Performance was appraised by unit commanders. Results show only interaction effects of cohesiveness and command style on performance effectiveness. Specifically, performance effectiveness was high in the following combinations: low cohesiveness with command style that emphasizes people orientation and high cohesiveness with emphasis on both task and people orientation. (30 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)769-775
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Applied Psychology
Volume67
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1982

Keywords

  • command style & group cohesiveness, performance effectiveness of tank crews, male soldiers

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