Accession Number : AD0609123

Title :   ATTITUDES OF TROOPS IN THE TROPICS. VOLUME TWO. METHODOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept., phase 2,

Corporate Author : ROWLAND AND CO HADDONFIELD N J

Personal Author(s) : Hart,Gary L. ; Faust,Richard A. ,Jr. ; rowland,George E. ; Lucier,R. Omer

Report Date : 12 OCT 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 151

Abstract : The final methodological considerations and conclusions relating to the development of new attitude measuring techniques are presented. 2160 U. S. troops stationed in Panama, Hawaii and Okinawa participated in this study as subjects. Complementary 'objective' and 'projective' techniques were compared and contrasted for their efficacy in assessing the attitudes of tropical troops towards items of Quartermaster issue and situations relating to tropical military service. A novel dimensionalizing technique was developed for attitude assessment. A method for evaluating response validity by way of a Respondent Consistency Check in the Objective attitude measuring instrument was developed and tested. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ARMY PERSONNEL, TROPICAL REGIONS), (*PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, ARMY PERSONNEL), (*HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, MILITARY SUPPLIES), (*ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), ARMY PERSONNEL), PROJECTIVE TECHNIQUES, ACCLIMATIZATION, PROTECTIVE CLOTHING, STATISTICAL DATA, TEST METHODS, PANAMA, HAWAII

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE