Accession Number : AD0655818

Title :   MORALE AS A FUNCTION OF SELF-DEFINITION AND STAGE OF TRAINING,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL INST PENSACOLA FLA

Personal Author(s) : Rickus,George E. ; Ambler,Rosalie K.

Report Date : 15 MAY 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Seven hundred and seven naval aviation trainees from three stages of training were administered an anonymous questionnaire that asked them to give their own definition of morale. They were then instructed to rate their own morale on a ten-point scale using their definition as a frame of reference. A content analysis of the definitions identified the following categories: task oriented, group oriented, and self oriented. Mean morale rates were obtained for the subjects falling in each of the definitional categories and stages of training. The results showed that morale increased as trainees progressed from pre-flight to basic flight training, that morale level varied as a function of the definition expressed, and that the definition expressed was a function of the stage of training experienced. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AVIATION PERSONNEL, *MORALE), NAVAL AVIATION, STUDENTS, SELECTION, QUESTIONNAIRES, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE