Developing an Instrument for Measuring the Attitudes of Hispanics in the Navy: A Pilot Study.
TEMPLE UNIV PHILADELPHIA PA MERIT CENTER
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An experimental instrument was developed to assess the attitudes of Hispanic sailors on active duty. The instrument was made up of projective pictures, semantic differential scales, open-ended sentencesquestions, and items to assess English and Spanish ability, intention to reenlist, and so forth. The experimental instrument was administered individually to fourteen 14 Hispanic sailors, seven Mexican-Americans and seven Puerto Ricans. Findings indicate that the instrument is capable of tapping subjective attitudes toward Navy life, about fellow sailors whites, Blacks, and Hispanics reenlistment, the family, etc. Suggestions for revising the instrument for large scale administration to groups, and future research needs are also given. Author
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations