Managing Diversity in the Military: Research Perspectives from the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute

Managing Diversity in the Military: Research Perspectives from the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute

by Mickey R. Dansby
     
 

ISBN-10: 0765800462

ISBN-13: 9780765800466

Pub. Date: 05/21/2001

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

Although diversity is a twentieth-century term, as the United States continues through the twenty-first century, the issue of diversity in society and in organizations is becoming more complex. Managing Diversity in the Military addresses current equal opportunity and diversity issues and explores how the military is attempting to resolve them.

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Overview

Although diversity is a twentieth-century term, as the United States continues through the twenty-first century, the issue of diversity in society and in organizations is becoming more complex. Managing Diversity in the Military addresses current equal opportunity and diversity issues and explores how the military is attempting to resolve them.

The research presented reflects interests of scholars from various backgrounds who use different models, approaches, and methodologies, many of which are adapted from the study of civilian institutions. The work is divided into five sections “Contemporary Approaches to Managing Diversity,” “Diversifying Leadership: Equity in Evaluation and Promotion,” “Gender Integration and Sexual Harassment,” “Military Discipline and Race,” and “Where Do We Go from Here?” which proposes future research directions for equal opportunity and diversity management in the armed forces.

All of the areas explored in this accessibly written volume have counterparts in the civilian sector. The book offers insights, practical methodologies, and effective management guidelines for commanders, civilian-sector executives, and human resource practitioners responsible for equal opportunity programs and outcomes. This is now the standard social research tool in an area of profound practical concerns.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780765800466
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
05/21/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
589
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
Commandant's Statement
Overview
Pt. 1Contemporary Approaches to Managing Diversity
1Intercultural Training in the United States Military9
2Contemporary Models of Racism: Theoretical Perspectives, Institutional Assessment, and Organizational Implications for an Equal Opportunity Climate29
3Three Levels of Diversity: An Examination of the Complex Relationship Between Diversity, Group Cohesiveness, Sexual Harassment, Group Performance, and Time59
4Religious Accommodiation in the Military77
5Personality and Leadership in Diverse DoD Workgroups and Teams97
6See No Evil, Hear No Evil: Senior Leaders' Social Comparisons, and the Low Salience of Racial Issues133
7Mentors, Mentor Substitutes, or Virtual Mentors: Alternative Mentoring Approaches for the Military145
8Opportunities for Assessing Military EO: A Researcher's Perspective on Identifying an Integrative Program-Evaluation Strategy163
9Local Effects and Global Impact of Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute Training179
10Perceptions of Small Group Diversity Training at the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute189
Pt. 2Diversifying Leadership: Equity in Evaluation and Promotions
11Looking for a Few Good Men: Predicting Patterns of Retention, Promotion, and Accession of Minority and Women Officers231
12Trends in Gender and Racial Equity in Retention and Promotion of Officers257
13Officer Fitness Report Ratings: Using Quantitative and Qualitative Methods to Examine Potential Bias265
14"The Content of Our Character": Value Differences in the Narrative Comments of Navy Officer Fitness Reports277
Pt. 3Gender Integration and Sexual Harassment
15Cultural Diversity and Gender Issues299
16Occupational Segregation: Comparing the Civilian and Military Workforce331
17Women Assigned to Army Combat Units: Perceptions of the Military Equal Opportunity Climate351
18Toward an Integrative Model of Sexual Harassment: An Examination of Power, Attitudes, Gender/Role Match, and Some Interactions373
Pt. 4Military Discipline and Race
19Racial Disparities in Military Incarceration Rates: An Overview and Research Strategy399
20An Analysis of Discipline Rates Among Racial/Ethnic Groups in the U.S. Military, Fiscal Years 1987-1991417
21Race and the Administration of Non-Judicial Punishment in the U.S. Army443
22Differences Between Black and White Military Offenders: A Study of Socioeconomic, Familial, Personality, and Military Characteristics of Inmates at the U.S. Disciplinary Barracks at Ft. Leavenworth465
Pt. 5Where Do We Go From Here?
23Women and Minorities in the Military: Charting a Course for Research497
24The Future of Intercultural Research: Application to the Military Setting513
Contributors541
Index543

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