Accession Number : AD0622059

Title :   EVALUATION OF U. S. NAVAL ACADEMY MIDSHIPMEN CRUISES, 1962.

Descriptive Note : Special rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE PENSACOLA FLA

Personal Author(s) : Ambler,Rosalie K.

Report Date : 15 NOV 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : This study was designed to assess the effects of the 1962 air indoctrination cruises for Naval Academy Midshipmen with respect to cruise influence on their attitudes toward aviation and their stated intention of entering flight training. Particular emphasis was given to comparisons with NROTC and other midshipmen groups. The most noteworthy finding in this study was strong evidence that naval aviation has grown in prestige over the last three years among Naval Academy Midshipmen and NROTC students. This was evident both before and after the cruises. The remaining findings closely parallel last year's results: (1) The midshipmen's knowledge about and interest in aviation increased after the cruise; (2) there was a significant increase after the cruise in the number who planned to enter aviation after graduation; (3) 'a strong desire to fly' was the principal reason for entering aviation while 'not physically qualified' and 'going subs' were the main reasons for not choosing aviation; (4) about 92 per cent expressed favorable attitudes toward the cruise itself. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NAVAL TRAINING, AVIATION PERSONNEL), STUDENTS, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), FLIGHT, TRAINING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE