n Journal of Public Administration - Research report 2000 : attitude and opinion survey : organisational culture in the South African National Defence Force : research result

Volume 36, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0036-0767



Six years after the coming into being of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) a survey was done to determine group cohesion and group identity within the SANDF. The measure of group cohesion, group identity and desired behaviour within the SANDF was determined by the members' identification with a proposed value system. The survey was conducted by means of a self-administered structured omnibus of questionnaires during the period July to August 2000. The purpose of this survey was to determine to what extent personnel of the SANDF identify with a proposed value system.

The proposed value system for the SANDF was determined from prescriptive policy for the SANDF, tendencies in modern warfare, functions of modern Defence Forces and the two popular cultures within South Africa namely Ubuntu Culture and Western culture.
The focus of this report will be on the respondents' orientation / identification with the proposed value system of the SANDF. The responses of 2 596 respondents were eventually analysed and interpreted.

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