Accession Number:

ADA076651

Title:

Basic Initial Entry Training (BIET) Test Attitude Survey

Descriptive Note:

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:

308.0

Abstract:

TRADOC directed that a Basic Initial Entry Training BIET test be conducted to determine the feasibility of administering basic training to males and females using an identical course of instruction and the same performance standards for both sexes. The TRADOC test plan included a requirement for an attitude survey by the Army Research Institute ARI to assess trainee and cadre attitudes toward BIET to assist in determining whether to adopt the concept and to identify training subjects requiring improvement in order to optimize the BIET course of instruction. This report describes the results of the ARI attitude survey conducted with male and female trainees and cadre at Fort Jackson. Male and female trainees and cadre assigned to the BIET test were administered pretest and posttest questionnaires assessing attitudes on many biographical and training related topics. Each of the questionnaire items was classified into one of eight categories for analysis. The categories were personal factors, differences between male and female respondents, trainees ideas about the Army, female problems, opinions about mixed cadre, difficulty of BIET subjects, criteria for testing male and female trainees in BIET, and opinions about the quality of BIET conditions and topics.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE