Accession Number:

ADA596910

Title:

Preparing Brigade Combat Team Soldiers for Mission Readiness Through Research on Intangible Psychological Constructs and their Applications. Phase 2: Measurement and Learning Methods

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Nov 2011-Jan 2012

Corporate Author:

ICF INC FAIRFAX VA

Report Date:

2014-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

100.0

Abstract:

The first report of this research focused on identification of psychological constructs relevant for operational units. This second report covers Phase II of the research and is focused on instrument development and effective learning methods. Both academic and military literary sources were examined and Soldiers and leaders from operational units were interviewed to assist in the accomplishment of Phase II objectives. The literature review and feedback from Soldiers assisted in the design and refinement of measures developed to support assessment of psychological constructs essential for Soldier mission readiness. Key findings included the identification of existing training events where the opportunity exists to train and measure intangibles. Unit events such as combat training center exercises and well-planned field exercises were often identified by Soldiers and leaders where intangibles are likely to be exhibited and provide an opportunity to further train the critical intangibles. See also ARI Technical Report 1336.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE