Accession Number:

ADA064553

Title:

Women and ROTC Summer Camp, 1975

Descriptive Note:

Technical paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

Female cadets attending the 1975 ROTC Advanced Summer Camp at Fort Bragg, N.C., were rated lower than male cadets on leadership performance by their platoon officer evaluators. Ratings by NCO evaluators did not differ for male and female cadets. While female cadets scored lower than men on the most physically demanding exercises, they scored as well or better on exercises emphasizing cognitive and motivational abilities. Also, females systematically were rated lower by both male and female peers on a leader preference dimension. Changes are suggested in the summer camp program of instruction, along with manipulating the peer rating procedure to clarify the peer rating dimension.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE