Accession Number:

ADA076785

Title:

Soldiers' Attribution of Contemporary versus Traditional Sex-Role Attitudes to Themselves and to Others

Descriptive Note:

Research memo.

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

This data was collected as part of a larger research effort to develop an instrument that would measure attitudes toward women in the Army. In January 1974 an anonymous 174-item questionnaire was administered to a combined sample of approximately 800 soldiers both officers and enlisted, both men and women at Fort Dix, New Jersey Fort Lewis, Washington and Madigan General Hospital at Fort Lewis and Fort Meade, Maryland and from the group, 721 usable questionnaires were obtained. Of this sample, 540 75 were men and 25 were women 401 56 were officers and 320 44 were enlisted. In response to a question on this matter, approximately two-thirds of the women said they expected to leave the Army before they retired but only 48 of the men said this. The sample design had been constructed so as to include both white and non-white respondents and to include samples from installations that varied in type and were geographically dispersed. Nevertheless, until certain additional analyses have been carried out one should be cautious about generalizing the results to the rest of the Army.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE