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Relationship of personality to virtual communications efficacy within a military combat environment


2008 2008

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Abstract (summary)

Military forces worldwide are increasing utilization of computer-mediated-communications (CMC) systems and processes during combat operations. Interestingly, studies of CMC utilization in industry virtual team settings reveal cultural, personal, and cognitive dynamics influencing virtual team efficacy, not examined in military settings. Examination of the behavior types associated with military combat decision makers in a virtual environment is an important step in determining the potential of CMC systems, particularly with the ongoing development of the Future Combat Systems program of the U.S. Army. The study utilizes the Insights-Discovery model to assess personalities of participating Army and Marine Corps combat leaders who operated in CMC environments during the Bosnian, Desert Storm, Afghani, and Iraqi conflicts. The study associates the personality data with information on the participants’ perceived efficacy in communications skills using information transmitted via virtual means. The study determined that evidence exists indicating that personality, trust, and expectation violation influence combat decision making when utilizing virtual systems. The study concludes recommending that the U.S. Army should take to ascertain the degree of influence of personality, trust, and expectation violation in CMC decision making to develop mitigating procedures.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Management;
Personality psychology;
Military studies;
Systems science
Classification
0454: Management
0625: Personality psychology
0750: Military studies
0790: Systems science
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Psychology; Applied sciences; Battle management; Command, control, and communication; Computer-aided communications; Future combat systems; Military combat; Personality; Virtual teaming
Title
Relationship of personality to virtual communications efficacy within a military combat environment
Author
Nimon, Harry I., Jr.
Number of pages
195
Publication year
2008
Degree date
2008
School code
0850
Source
DAI-A 69/11, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549914785
Advisor
Graham, George
University/institution
University of Phoenix
University location
United States -- Arizona
Degree
D.B.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3337534
ProQuest document ID
304335378
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304335378
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