Intellectualism among US military Officers at the United States Army Command and General Staff Officers Course
Technical Report,13 Aug 2018,14 Jun 2019
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS FORT LEAVENWORTH United States
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Quantitative studies measuring anti-intellectualism among officers in the US military have yet to be explored. The Anti-Intellectualism Bias Scale AIS was used to survey US Army n 29 and US Sister Service n 23 officers enrolled in Command and General Staff Officers Course CGSOC from 2018 to 2019 as well as United States Military Academy USMA cadets n 111. The purpose of this quantitative study using a two-sample t-test parametric and the Mann-Whitney U test non-parametric analysis was to investigate if there was a difference in dispositional characteristics of intellectualism dislike for abstract thinking, college is a means to an end, and love of learning among the following USMA cadets vs. CGSOC officers, US Army CGSOC vs. US Sister Service CGSOC, and male vs. female US military at CGSOC. Three findings emerged 1 cadets showed greater disposition towards anti-intellectualism, 2 there was no statistically significant difference in branch service and 3 there was no statistically significant difference between men and women. Sample size was a major limitation in this study. While the results from this study are not generalizable, they are still interesting and may be helpful for implications for future studies.
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