A Preliminary Data Report: Impact of Career Development Program Upon Local Coordinators.
IOWA STATE UNIV AMES DEPT OF SOCIOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY
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The general objective of the study was to investigate the effectiveness of the OCD Career Development Program. The specific objectives were to determine the programs impact on the local civil defense coordinators knowledge of and ability to build and operate a viable local civil defense organization and to link the official vertical civil defense systems to the local community horizontal social systems. A portion of the data required to meaningfully evaluate a training program such as the Career Development Program was collected by a mail questionnaire which determined the perceptions of 126 local civil defense graduates of Career Development regarding changes in their knowledge, behavior, attitudes and degree of participation in civil defense related activities resulting from their attendance at the Career Development Program. The four impact areas--knowledge, behavior, attitudes and degree of participation--were utilized as the major criteria in assessing the degree to which Staff College is achieving the objectives established for the Career Development Program. Author
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