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Title:A comparative overview of the organizational culture in the Department of Defence
Author:Van Rensburg, J.L. JansenISNI
Periodical:Politeia: Journal for Political Science and Public Administration
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:professional ethics
military personnel
Abstract:In 2000, the author developed a value sytem for the SANDF (South African National Defence Force) whereby group cohesion, group identity and desired behaviour could be achieved. The value system is based on three value clusters (military professionalism, human/ethical orientation and military bearing/custom) and 31 individual values typical of these clusters. From this value system a measuring tool was developed so that attitudes of members of the Department of Defence (DOD) could be measured and tested over a period of time. The survey was initially conducted during the 2000 annual omnibus and repeated in 2003, 2004 and 2005 using the same measuring tool. The findings from these years have been compared to determine changes in the respondents' attitudes towards the value system of the DOD. Using the 2000 findings as a basis it was found that respondents displayed a less positive attitude towards DOD values during 2003, but this changed during 2004 and 2005, when a more positive attitude was measured. App., bibliogr., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]