Accession Number:

AD0468236

Title:

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF ATTITUDES TOWARD PEERS IN DISCRIMINATING BETWEEN NAVAL AVIATION CADETS OF 'HIGH' AND 'LOW' MOTIVATION.

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Research rept.,

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NAVAL SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE PENSACOLA FL

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Report Date:

1952-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

This investigation reports the significance of attitudes toward peers that differentiated between cadets of high and low motivation. The high motivation group consisted of 65 cadets who successfully completed Basic Flight Training, and the low group included 72 cadets who left the program voluntarily. Both groups were required to complete an open-ended questionnaire which instructed that they evaluate anonymously the characteristics of their best and worst fellow cadets. Specific content categories were determined and checked for reliability by independent observers. The results revealed that the high motivation group appraised personal and social factors of their fellow cadets with significantly greater frequency. In contrast, the low motivation group described academic values more frequently. Implications for a counseling program are included. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE