Accession Number : AD0643686

Title :   STUDENT OFFICER ATTITUDES TOWARD THE AIR FORCE,

Corporate Author : BAYLOR UNIV WACO TEX DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Chason,Lloyd R. ; Kirk,Roger E. ; Wofford,Jerry

Report Date : DEC 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : Attitudes of navigator trainees toward the Air Force were determined by means of a sentence completion test. The subjects were 278 student officers at James Connally Air Force Base. An analysis of the data indicates that student officers have relatively favorable attitudes toward the Air Force. The trainees expressed the most favorable attitudes toward flying, being in the Air Force, and instructors in the training program. A negative correlation was found between length of time in the training program and the degree of favorableness of the student officers' attitude toward the Air Force. The favorableness of student officers' attitude toward the Air Force was not found to correlate with academic grades, flight mission grades, military training subjects, or physical education proficiency grade. However, student officers' attitudes were correlated with their military instructor evaluation. Significant differences in attitudes toward the Air Force were found for student officers who entered the program with different previous training experiences. It was concluded that the training program did not lead to a greater concensus or homogeneity of attitudes toward the Air Force for the seven attitude areas investigated in this study. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY)), PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, OFFICER PERSONNEL, STUDENTS, SELECTION, AVIATION PERSONNEL, TRAINING

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE