Accession Number : ADA331509

Title :   Evaluation the Effectiveness of the US Navy Leadership Continuum Curricula.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : Duncan-White, Delores A.

PDF Url : ADA331509

Report Date : 06 JUN 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 93

Abstract : This thesis evaluates the effectiveness of the leadership continuum curricula by assessing the transfer of classroom learning to behavior on the job. The study assessed the Chief Petty Officer (CPO) Leadership course. A pilot study was conducted to evaluate the effectiveness of the Chief Petty Officers' curriculum. A Leadership Continuum Survey Questionnaire was developed to identified and analyze the student's attitudes concerning the effectiveness of the knowledge and skills taught in the course and how these variables affected the students' behavior on the job. The questionnaire was developed using a six-point Likert scale. The survey assessed the adequacy and usefulness of the competencies covered in the curriculum. The questionnaire allowed for analysis and interpretation of participants attitudes regarding the course. The survey was distributed to 25 CPOs who completed the training within the past twelve months, 50 percent of the surveys were returned (N=12). The statistical analysis revealed that the participants found that the course effectively trained Chief Petty Officers in leadership skills preparation. The study recommends a periodic evaluation be conducted to continue the review of the relationships between the CPO leadership training and performance using a sample size of at least 60 participants.

Descriptors :   *NAVAL PERSONNEL, *NAVAL TRAINING, *LEADERSHIP TRAINING, LEADERSHIP, SCHOOLS, EDUCATION, PREPARATION, SKILLS, STUDENTS, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), THESES, SURVEYS, BEHAVIOR, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, PILOT STUDIES, NAVAL PLANNING, LEARNING, QUESTIONNAIRES, NONCOMMISSIONED OFFICERS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE