The College Student and the R.O.T.C. - A Study of Eight Colleges.
HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA
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The purpose of this study was to 1 determine differences between men who join the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps and those who do not 2 determine differences between men who complete four years of ROTC training and those who begin the course and do not complete it and 3 generate hypotheses for future studies of enrollment in the ROTC. Eight colleges were selected for study on the basis of whether or not there was an Air Force ROTC unit as well as an Army ROTC unit, and on whether the proportion of male students enrolled in the Army ROTC was high or low. Some of the findings of this study were that there were no differences between ROTC men and non-ROTC men on Socio-Economic status, the likelihood of holding a part time job while in college, or in student reports of their college grades ROTC and non-ROTC students are generally similar in the things they seek in a job after college there was general acceptance by all students of the need for the ROTC for national security.
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