Attitudinal Studies of the VOLAR Experiment: A Longitudinal Study, 1971-72.
HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA
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NNEL MANAGEMENT, OFFICER PERSONNELVOLAR PROJECT, ARMY CAREERS, ENLISTED PERSONNEL, EVALUATIONOne purpose of Project VOLAR, a field experiment conducted during FY 1971 as part of the Modern Volunteer Army MVA program, was to evaluate the effects of VOLAR innovations on attitudes toward the Army and Army career intentions of officers and enlisted men. A longitudinal study was conducted to determine whether the attitudes and reactions of men stationed at posts where programs of VOLAR innovations were continued on into 1972 were influenced by the presence or absence of VOLAR 71 programs at their previous duty or training station. The sample finally studied consisted of men who had taken one or more questionnaires while they were in training at either Fort Ord a VOLAR training post or Fort Jackson a non-VOLAR training post between January and June 1971. Author Modified Abstract