Self-Confrontation as a Means of Changing the Values and Behavior of New Infantry Officers
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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The present study assessed the effectiveness of Rokeachs self- confrontation procedure as a means of changing new Infantry officers values and behavior. Officers assigning a low rate to one of the three ideal leadership values of Sense of Accomplishment, National Security, or Physical Fitness were randomly assigned to either a self-confrontation feedback or control no feedback group. The results indicated that the self-confrontation procedure employed in this research was not effective at inducing value change and only marginally successful at altering behavior. Group differences on various performance indices were most apparent for those officers who were discrepant on the value Sense of Accomplishment. Suggestions for future research are made.
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