Accession Number:

ADA416459

Title:

Youth Attitudes Toward the Military: Poll Two

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

WIRTHLIN WORLDWIDE RESTON VA

Report Date:

2002-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

101.0

Abstract:

This report presents the results of the second youth poll in a series that looked at propensity, employment status, education status, impressions of the military, optimism and goal attainment, influencers and the decision making process, and opinions about competition and cooperation. Computer assisted telephone interviews CATI were conducted with 2,022 youth ages 15 - 21. When preparing for a career, over half of all youth 55 indicated they would make this decision with their parents, and one-third 33 of youth would make the decision themselves. Youth ages 15 to 19 were more likely to make this decision with their parents or guardians, while, in general, youth ages 20 and 21 were more likely to make this decision themselves. Overall, statements that stressed the positives of competition received higher agreement scores. The vast majority of youth believed cooperation fosters better performance than competition 90and competition inspires them to excel 83.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE