Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A correlational study of organizational culture and management support for mentoring among Air Force enlisted
by Wells, Clark L., Ph.D., University of Phoenix, 2015, 197; 3710741
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of the quantitative, correlational research study was to evaluate the relationship between organizational culture and the quality of management support for mentoring among Air Force Enlisted members assigned to a Communications Squadron. Organizational culture theory and organizational support theory were the theoretical foundations for this study. Organizational culture was the predictor variable, and it was assessed using Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument (OCAI) to discern the type of perceived organizational culture type—clan, adhocracy, market, or hierarchy. The perceived quality of management support for mentoring was the criterion variable, and it was assessed using the Quality in Mentoring Framework (QIM). A purposive sample comprised of 60 Air Force enlisted members provided data for this study. The enlisted members were part of a larger target population of 27,500 United States Air Force enlisted members working in communications career fields. Based on the survey results, there was not a statistically significant correlation between perceived organizational culture and perceived management support for mentoring. The small response rate may have attributed to the study outcome. Recommendations for future research include expanding the study to Air Force officers and government civilians to examine different organizational levels and gain an organizational perspective of organizational culture and management support for mentoring.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Gordon, Brett
School: University of Phoenix
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-A 76/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Management, Organization Theory, Military studies
Keywords: Air Force, Enlisted members, Mentoring, Organizational culture
Publication Number: 3710741
ISBN: 978-1-321-86759-6
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