Accession Number : AD0289872

Title :   ATTITUDES AND CAREER INTENTIONS OF OFFICER TRAINING SCHOOL STUDENTS

Corporate Author : PERSONNEL RESEARCH LAB LACKLAND AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : HARDING,FRANCIS D. ; BOTTENBERG,ROBERT A.

Report Date : MAY 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Questionnaire responses indicating attitudes of students toward an Air Force career were analyzed for 12 Officer Training School classes. Results indicate that about 35% of the students plan to make a career of the Air Force. The chief reasons for applying for OTS were identified as prestige and status of being an Air Force officer and the opportunities for travel and additional education. Using responses to selected items of the questionnaire which could become available at the time the candidate applies for OTS, it was possible to develop a retainability score which was highly indicative of the OTS graduate's intent to make the Air Force a career. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AVIATION PERSONNEL, *OFFICER PERSONNEL, AIR FORCE, APTITUDE TESTS, EDUCATION, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, REACTION (PSYCHOLOGY)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE