ERIC Number: ED040369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Education for Responsibility. Part I. Initiative Taking Behavior. Part 2. Peer Evaluation and Related Data.
George, Clay E.; And Others
This report was concerned with educating ROTC cadets to recognize their strengths and weaknesses as mature, responsible adults. Part 1 described an initial experimental trial of an experience designed to create awareness of any tendency to take responsibility in a group setting. Combinations of initiative taking and tact were examined. Some lack of tact was tolerated by other trainees if it was accompanied by much initiative taking. Moreover, substantial agreement was found between observer and peer reports. Part 2 presented intercorrelations among initiative, positive critical incidents, and negative critical incidents, and the additional variables of grade point average, cadet rank, birth order, family size, and peer evaluation. Two leadership clusters or aspects (Technical Competence and Academics, and Responsibility-Taking) were defined. (The document includes eight tables, four references, data collection forms, and instructions to cadets.) (LY)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavior Patterns, Birth Order, College Students, Correlation, Factor Analysis, Family (Sociological Unit), Leadership, Military Training, Officer Personnel, Peer Groups, Personnel Evaluation, Research, Self Evaluation, Status
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Authoring Institution: Texas Technological Coll., Lubbock.
Identifiers: Reserve Officers Training Corps
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