Background and Personality Characteristics Related to Student Satisfaction and Performance in Field Medical Service School
NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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Aptitude, background, and personality characteristics of 640 Navy Hospital Corpsmen HMs were related to satisfaction with assignment to the Fleet Marine Force FMF, perceptions of the Field Medical Service School FMSS environment, and academic performance during the 5-week FMSS training course. Those individuals who were satisfied with an assignment to the FMF were more likely to have volunteered for FMF duty, to have been satisfied with having been designated an HM, and to have had higher scores on the Comrey Social Conformity and Activity scales than those individuals who were not satisfied with assignment to the FMF. Although satisfaction with assignment to FMF duty was significantly related to student perceptions of the training environment, student satisfaction and environmental perceptions were unrelated to academic performance. The explained variance in academic performance was accounted for largely by a students aptitude test scores GCT ARI and previous experience as an HM pay grade.
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