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Title: Measuring Military Professionalism


1
Measuring Military Professionalism
  • Maj John Johnston
  • LCol Peter Bradley
  • Dr Danielle Charbonneau
  • Lt (N) Sarah Campbell
  • Royal Military College of Canada
  • Presented to the International Military Testing
    Association
  • Pensacola, Florida, 06 November 2003

2
Disclaimer
  • Any opinions in this presentation are those of
    the authors, and not the views of the Department
    of National Defense.

3
Army Culture-Climate Survey
  • 222 Items Measuring
  • Role and Mission
  • Military Professionalism
  • Readiness
  • Leadership
  • Training and Development
  • Personnel Policies
  • Communication
  • Attitudinal Outcome Variables

4
Research Method
Literature Search Constructs
Focus Groups
Ethnographic Interviews
Item and Scale Development
Survey Trial
5
Sample
Rank Jr. NCM 228 Sr. NCM 48 Jr. Officer
35 Sr. Officer 5 Bases 4
  • N 333
  • Age 31.4 yrs
  • Gender
  • M 267
  • F 53
  • ? 13

6
Dimensions of Military Professionalism
  • Expertise
  • Responsibility
  • Corporateness
  • National pride
  • Risk acceptance

7
Expertise
  • 8 Items, a .61
  • Two Subordinate Dimensions
  • The extent to which respondents possess unique
    knowledge that provides an important contribution
    to society
  • 2 items, a .67
  • The extent to which respondents strive to keep
    this knowledge up to date
  • 6 items, a .56

8
Responsibility
  • 11 Items, a .28
  • Three Subordinate Dimensions
  • Performs a service to society
  • 5 items, a .25
  • Adhere to professional standards in daily work
  • 3 items, a .22
  • Sense of calling
  • 3 items, a .57

9
Corporateness
  • 13 Items, a .67
  • Three Subordinate Dimensions
  • Understand the standards of competence and
    ethics
  • 4 items, a .59
  • Peer review of competence and conduct
  • 6 items, a .66
  • Autonomy
  • 3 items, a .47

10
National Pride
  • 3 Items, a .56
  • I am proud of Canadian society and culture
  • I am proud to be a member of Canadas military

11
Risk Acceptance
  • 8 Items, a .87
  • I am prepared to put my life at risk in
  • Combat ops to defend Canada
  • Combat ops to defend Canadians abroad
  • Combat ops to defend an ally
  • Peace support ops
  • Humanitarian ops
  • Disaster relief in Canada
  • Search and rescue
  • Aid to civil power

12
3
2
1
Construct
3
2
1
Construct
.599
Corporateness
22
.496
Expertise
1
.599
Corporateness
23
.341
Expertise
2
.481
Corporateness
24
.398
Expertise
3
.524
Corporateness
25
.306
Expertise
4
.566
Corporateness
26
.367
Expertise
5
.359
Corporateness
27
Expertise
6
.507
Corporateness
28
.326
Expertise
7
Corporateness
29
.437
Expertise
8
.371
Corporateness
30
.344
.364
.329
Responsibility
9
.486
Corporateness
31
.365
.345
Responsibility
10
Corporateness
32
.586
Corporateness
33
Responsibility
11
.489
National Pride
34
Responsibility
12
.405
.302
National Pride
35
Responsibility
13
.646
National Pride
36
.307
Responsibility
14
.651
Risk Acc.
37
.329
Responsibility
15
.776
Risk Acc.
38
Responsibility
16
.730
Risk Acc.
39
.622
Responsibility
17
.748
Risk Acc.
40
.699
Responsibility
18
.729
Risk Acc.
41
19
.371
Responsibility
19
.723
Risk Acc.
42
.429
Corporateness
20
.710
Risk Acc.
43
.313
.347
Corporateness
21
13
Attitudinal Outcome Measures
  • Organizational citizenship behavior
  • (OCB - loyalty, extra work, civic virtue,
    altruism)
  • Satisfaction with the army
  • Satisfaction with military occupation
  • Satisfaction with unit
  • Commitment to the army

14
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15
Future Research
  • Conceptual
  • Review our model of professional attitudes
  • Re-examine the work of Hall and others
  • Empirical
  • Further factor analyses to include other Army
    Culture-Climate measures such as
  • Military virtues
  • Institutional-occupational role orientation
  • Careerism
  • Discipline
  • Fairness

16
Questions ?
17
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