Accession Number : AD0468236

Title :   THE SIGNIFICANCE OF ATTITUDES TOWARD PEERS IN DISCRIMINATING BETWEEN NAVAL AVIATION CADETS OF 'HIGH' AND 'LOW' MOTIVATION.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE PENSACOLA FL

Personal Author(s) : Bair, John T. ; Hollander, Edwin P.

Report Date : 01 AUG 1952

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : This investigation reports the significance of attitudes toward peers that differentiated between cadets of 'high' and 'low' motivation. The 'high' motivation group consisted of 65 cadets who successfully completed Basic Flight Training, and the 'low' group included 72 cadets who left the program voluntarily. Both groups were required to complete an open-ended questionnaire which instructed that they evaluate anonymously the characteristics of their 'best' and 'worst' fellow cadets. Specific content categories were determined and checked for reliability by independent observers. The results revealed that the 'high' motivation group appraised personal and social factors of their fellow cadets with significantly greater frequency. In contrast, the 'low' motivation group described academic values more frequently. Implications for a counseling program are included. (Author)

Descriptors :   *BEHAVIOR, *MOTIVATION, AVIATION PERSONNEL, GROUP DYNAMICS, PILOTS, NAVAL TRAINING, MEASUREMENT, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), PROJECTIVE TECHNIQUES, PERSONALITY, EMOTIONS, SELECTION, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE