Accession Number:

ADA026599

Title:

The Effects of the Merit Reward System on Morale in Basic Combat Training

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Technical Report]

Corporate Author:

HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18

Abstract:

The Multiple Affect Adjective Check List, a measure of morale, was administered to trainees in two Basic Combat Training companies -- once before training and at one-week intervals during training. The men in one company were trained using the Merit Reward System as a source of incentives, while the men in the other company were trained using the Armys normal incentive system. A comparison of the scores obtained from the two companies suggest that the Merit Reward system may prevent morale deterioration in Basic Combat Training.

Descriptors:

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]