Accession Number:

AD0689015

Title:

RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ARMY RECRUIT CHARACTERISTICS AND FIRST TOUR PERFORMANCE

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV ALEXANDRIA VA HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH OFFICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

A follow-up study of recruits, whose adaptation to the Army was initially studied in Basic Combat Training in October-December 1961, was conducted to determine their performance subsequent to BCT and their degree of success in the Army in relationship to recruit characteristics observed during BCT. Administrative data were collected by means of questionnaires completed at the time of their termination in 1963 and 1964. Early Army performance BCT proficiency and sociometric peer ratings was predictive of later Army success. Early attitudes toward the Army and career orientation showed an inverse relationship to success in or contribution to the Army. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE