Accession Number : AD0600037

Title :   VALUES ASSOCIATED WITH MILITARY CAREER MOTIVATION.

Descriptive Note : Technical research note,

Corporate Author : ARMY PERSONNEL RESEARCH OFFICE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Gordon,Leonard V. ; Medland,Francis F.

Report Date : MAR 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The NCO Leaders Task is concerned with the development of measures of leadership by which to identify early in their Army career those men who have potential as effective combat leaders. The study reports on preliminary exploration of relationships between certain established dimensions of interpersonal values and decision to remain in or leave the service. Measure of six dimensions--Support, Conformity, Recognition, Independence, Benevolence, and Leadership--on the Survey of Interpersonal Values (SIV) were obtained on EM and officer trainee samples in the 5th and 10th week of Army service, respectively. Measures were analyzed in relation to desire to remain in the Army as expressed by the EM after 20 weeks' service and by officers after 15 weeks. For both officer and enlisted samples, three values were found to be predictive of career motivation. Officers who desired to remain tended to score higher on Conformity and Benevolence and lower on Independence; EM scored higher on Benevolence but lower on Independence and Support. Results suggest that measurement of values may contribute usefully to prediction of military career decision. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ARMY PERSONNEL, LEADERSHIP), (*LEADERSHIP, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS), (*MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY, ARMY PERSONNEL), OFFICER PERSONNEL, MOTIVATION, DECISION MAKING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE