Subgroup Differences in ROTC/Army Career Commitment and in Commitment- Related Attitudes
Technical rept. Dec 1975-Jul 1976
AMERICAN INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH IN THEBEHAVIORAL SCIENCES PALO ALTO CA
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Survey data from nationwide stratified random samples of 1089 high school seniors, 754 ROTC and 879 non-ROTC college students, and 634 ROTC- graduate Army officers in their period of obligated Army service were analyzed wth the goal of uncovering subgroup differences in ROTCArmy career commitment and in commitment-related attitudes. It was found that ROTC students, females, blacks, low socioeconomic status respondents, low academic achievers, and high ROTC grade point average respondents had more favorable beliefs about ROTC and more favorable beliefs about the Army than non-ROTC students, males, whites, high socioeconomic status respondents, high academic achievers, or low ROTC- grade point average respondents. These findings indicate that both ROTC and the Army appeal more strongly to the disenfranchised in U.S. society--blacks, low socioeconomic status, and low ability respondents.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations