Accession Number:

ADA509997

Title:

Psychological Dimensions of Army Students Attending the US Army War College: An Analysis

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

A considerable number of studies have been conducted to determine the characteristics of the American soldier. He has been scrutinized by sociologists, psychologists, nutritionists, anthropologists, and has been punched and prodded by investigators of almost every discipline imaginable to determine what makes him tick, and by so doing, to find ways and means to utilize his talents to the advantage of the Army and the soldier himself. However, there are very few studies that limit themselves exclusively to the psychological dimensions of field grade Army officers. In designing this research project, the principal motive was to determine the characteristics of individuals who will occupy top leadership positions in the Army during the late 1970s and 1980s. The following questions seemed relevant to such an undertaking 1. What sort of a person is the Army officer who attends the US Army War College 2. How does he compare with other groups of personnel 3. Do the findings contain any surprises

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE