Fifteen Years of Research on the Attitudes and Performance of Marines.
NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CALIF
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The purpose of this study was to summarize results of research projects conducted on Marine Corps personnel during the last 15 years. This compilation of findings, abstracted from 26 papers, was divided into 1 prediction of effectiveness, 2 recruit adjustment, 3 duty adjustment, and 4 thoughts about future research. Results showed that the completion of high school or higher levels of education were significantly related to 2- and 4-year effectiveness in the Corps as well as combat and post-psychiatric hospitalization adjustment. Other variables predictive of adjustment included age, expulsions, arrests, aptitude scores, and evaluations of adjustment potential completed by principals of the last school attended, psychiatrists, Drill Instructors, and peers. Positive changes in recruits attitudes and self-reported symptomatology occurred during recruit training. Recommendations for future research projects also are discussed. Author
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