Accession Number : AD0486300

Title :   THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LEADERS' COURSE EVALUATIONS AND OCS EVALUATIONS.

Descriptive Note : Staff memo.,

Corporate Author : GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV ALEXANDRIA VA HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH OFFICE

Personal Author(s) : Jones, Ann M.

Report Date : 16 AUG 1954

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : During 1952 and 1953 approximately one half of the men attending the Army OCSs had completed one to eight weeks of a Leaders' Course prior to entering OCS. The Leaders' Schools were intended primarily for leadership training at the noncommissioned officer level, and were available to men who had made a good record during basic training. OCS records and Leaders' Course records were obtained on 155 graduates of the Fort Ord Leader's Course and 161 graduates of the Camp Roberts Leaders' Course. The ratings obtained from the Leaders' Course were correlated with those obtained from the OCSs. In addition, the various ratings obtained at the Fort Ord Leaders' Course were intercorrelated. Composite ratings obtained at both Leaders' Courses were found to be valid predictors of OCS success, and correlated higher with OCS performance than did any of the part scores from which the composite score was obtained. The part-score of greatest predictive value from both Leaders' Courses was the peer rating. One of the ratings given by each of the Leaders' Course staffs was found to be a useful predictor, but it was not the same rating at the two different schools. There was a positive, but not very high relationship between performance on the Leaders' Reaction Test and success at OCS. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ARMY TRAINING, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), (*OFFICER PERSONNEL, ARMY TRAINING), CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, STATISTICAL DATA, LEADERSHIP, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN).

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE