A Second Study of Race Relations/Equal Opportunity Training in USAREUR
Final rept. 26 Jul 1978-2 Jan 1979
HUMAN SCIENCES RESEARCH INC MCLEAN VA
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This is one of a series of reports from a study to analyze and assess the Army race relations and equal opportunity training. As part of the Commands continuing effort to conduct an effective Equal Opportunity Program, Headquarters, USAREUR requested that the U.S. Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences ARI conduct a survey of equal opportunity conditions in Europe in the summer of 1978. The survey data were intended to be used as a basis for studying changes in EO conditions in the Command so that the EO program could be modified to keep pace with new aspects of EO. In general, the findings of the earlier study were confirmed and extended. The racial climate is continuing to worsen slowly. While some improvements were noted in community-level EO training, unit-level EO training continues to decline. Large perceptual disparities were noted between enlisted and chain-of-command personnel tending to see a far more positive race relations and equal opportunity situation than do enlisted personnel. The solutions recommended to counteract the generally worsening EO climate centered around more effective EO training for chain-of-command personnel at all levels.
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