An Overview of the One Station Unit Training (OSUT) Attitudinal Surveys
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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TRADOC directed that a test be conducted to determine the feasibility of replacing the current 1617-week Basic Combat Training BCTAdvanced Individual Training AIT program with a 12- to 15-week One Station Unit Training OSUT concept. The TRADOC test plan included a requirement for an attitude survey by the Army Research Institute ARI to assess trainee attitudes toward OSUT and to compare the attitudes of trainees graduating from the current BCTAIT program with the attitudes of trainees graduating from the OSUT program. This report provides a summary of the OSUT surveys conducted at Fort Leonard Wood MOS 12B, Fort Gordon MOS 36C, Fort Knox MOS 11DE, Fort Sill MOS 13B, and Fort Bliss MOS 16P. For the purpose of analysis, each of 53 questionnaire items was classified into one of the following categories background, training intensity, ancillary training, morale, reenlistment, and OSUT opinion. Two comparisons were of primary interest BCT versus AIT and AIT versus OSUT. Items were analyzed individually. Chi-square tests were used to determine if differences in the pattern of responding between groups were statistically significant.
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