Accession Number:

ADA207432

Title:

Assessment of Commitment to Equal Opportunity Goals in the Military

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 30 May-6 Aug 1988

Corporate Author:

ARKANSAS COLL BATESVILLE DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this study was to assess the commitment to equal opportunity EO goals by students training to be military EO advisors at the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute DEOMI. This included the measurement of the validity and reliability of DEOMIs attitude instrument, the Interpersonal Skills Development Evaluation ISDE. The research paradigm used focuses on attitude measurement through the interrelationships of affective, motivational, and cognitive variables cf. Klinger, 1988. Cue words associated with various categories, including EO issues e.g., discrimination, racism, were presented to DEOMI students and rated on association with current concerns and emotional arousal evoked two variable related to goal commitment. After the ratings, students were asked to recall unexpected free-recall as many of these words as they could. The relative ratings and relative free-call for the EO words were not significantly correlated with the ISDE ratings for the DEOMI students. Reliability of the ISDE was shown to be moderately low. Suggestions for improving the validity and reliability of the ISDE are offered.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE