Accession Number : AD0764471

Title :   Opinion Survey of Naval Officers Who Have Received a Navy Sponsored Graduate Degree.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Hurst,Cecil Roy , Jr. ; Shaddix,James Delano

Report Date : JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 80

Abstract : A survey of naval officers who have received a Navy sponsored graduate degree was conducted by a questionnaire to determine their opinions concerning numerous topics related to obtaining a graduate degree and the utilization of their graduate education. Results showed that obtaining a graduate degree was perceived as having a positive influence on officer retention. Most officers think a graduate degree should be obtained during the five to eight year point in their career. Approximately 70% of the officers who have received a graduate degree have been assigned to a P-coded billet. The majority indicated that fitness reports submitted by graduate schools for officer students should not be considered as equivalent to those recieved from operational/shore billets by Selection Boards for promotion. The most frequently occurring reason for seeking a graduate education was to remain competitive with contemporaries. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OFFICER PERSONNEL, *EDUCATION), (*NAVAL PERSONNEL, OFFICER PERSONNEL), QUESTIONNAIRES, THESES, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE