ERIC Number: ED039408
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
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Relationship between Army Recruit Characteristics and First Tour Performance.
Caylor, John S.
A follow up study of recruits, whose adaptation to the army had been initially studied in Basic Combat Training (BCT) was conducted to determine their performance subsequent to BCT, and their degree of success in the army in relationship to recruit characteristics observed. Administrative data were collected by means of questionnaires. Early army performance (BCT proficiency and sociometric peer ratings) was predictive of later army success. The General Technical Aptitude Area (GT) Score, educational level, and age of recruits were indicative of their success in the army during their first tour of duty. Early attitudes toward the army and career orientation showed an inverse relationship to success in or contribution to the army. The BCT Proficiency test did not give any indication of later army performance. (Author/PT)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Enlisted Personnel, Followup Studies, Individual Characteristics, Military Training, Motivation, Performance Tests, Prediction, Sociometric Techniques, Success, Task Performance
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Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Alexandria, VA. Human Resources Research Office.