Accession Number:

AD0411122

Title:

A COMPARISON BETWEEN LOW APTITUDE CADETS WHO IMPROVE AFTER THE BUCKNER SUMMER FIELD EXPERIENCE AND THOSE WHO DO NOT

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MILITARY ACADEMY WEST POINT N Y

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Report Date:

1963-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

A low aptitude group of cadets were selected for study to determine whether certain of them find themselves during the summer field training and subsequently continue to perform well during aca demic periods. No clear-cut division could be made between a group who improved and a group who did not. Fifteen cases were arbitrarily designated as Improvers on the basis of an in crease in aptitude score. These cases were com pared with the remaining thirty-three Non Improvers. The Improvers were found to have done better in individual field tasks and to have accepted a greater number of men in their platoons as confidants. Possible explanations were discussed. The improvement in aptitude scores did not extend into improvement in academic grades. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE