Confidence in Leadership: Replication of Murphy & Farley's Exploratory Analyses of the Unit Climate Profile

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Authors
  1. Dobreva-Martinova, T.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The importance of the relationship between leadership and military effectiveness has led the Operational Effectiveness Section of the Directorate of Human Resource Research and Evaluation (DHRRE) to develop the Unit Climate Profile (UCP) Questionnaire. This report provides a brief overview of the conceptual framework within which the UCP was developed as well as brief history of the development of the instrument and definitions of the climate dimensions that it measures. Three major questions raised in earlier research using the UCP were explored in this report. 1) Do unit climate profiles tend to be consistent across deployments and mission theatres? 2) What is the relationship of leadership, morale/cohesion and confidence in leadership and are these relationships consistent across deployments and rank levels? 3) What are the unique effects of positive and negative leadership practices on unit-level morale/cohesion? Overall, results presented in the annexes to this report indicated that unit climate profiles were fairly consistent across deployments. Moreover, the climate profiles for the different rank categories (e.g., enlisted vs. officers) followed similar patterns. Results of multiple regression analyses presented here suggest that positive leadership practices were the most important factor related to morale and cohesion levels within a unit, regardless of deployment phase.

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Keywords
Unit Climate Profile Questionnaire;Deployment;Confidence in leadership
Report Number
DCIEM-CR-2001-149 — Contractor Report
Date of publication
05 Dec 2001
Number of Pages
57
DSTKIM No
CA020633
CANDIS No
517346
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Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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