Accession Number:

ADA495510

Title:

Initial Development and Validation of Assessments for Predicting Disenrollment of Four-Year Scholarship Recipients from the Reserve Officer Training Corps

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 2007-Apr 2008

Corporate Author:

HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

60.0

Abstract:

The Reserve Officer Training Corps ROTC is an essential commissioning source for the U.S. Army. ROTC has recently produced the majority of the Armys new Officers and yields Officers that eventually reach the highest ranks. Analyses have indicated that Officers graduating from the four-year ROTC scholarship program tend to be more likely than their non-scholarship ROTC, U.S. Military Academy USMA, and Officer Candidate School OCS counterparts to leave after their initial Active Duty Service Obligation ADSO. Furthermore, relative to non-scholarship Cadets, four-year scholarship Cadets tend to be less likely to complete the ROTC program and become commissioned Officers. Data collected for the current project showed that approximately 10.3 of four-year scholarship freshmen in 2007 disenrolled between their freshman and sophomore years. The primary purpose of the current project was to develop and validate a new measure that would improve the prediction of ROTC continuance for four-year scholarship recipients. The long-term objective of this project is to provide the foundation for future longitudinal research that examines the impact of the new measures for predicting ROTC program completion, commissioning, and career continuance in the Army. This report describes the development of the Cadet Background and Experience Form CBEF and its initial validation for predicting disenrollment criteria.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE