ERIC Number: ED053680
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Effect and Stability of Leadership Training.
Peterson, Peter B.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of U.S. Army Engineer Officer Candidate training and the stability of this training when measured again years after departure from Officer Candidate School. A self-description inventory was administered at the beginning of a 6-month training program, again near the end of the program, and then on a third occasion several years after departure from the training program. A total of 347 individuals were examined as both entering and graduating students. In addition, a total of 757 individuals were examined as both graduating students and again years later after departing from the Officer Candidate School. It was found that several scales that measured change during training also differentiated between graduating and nongraduating students, thus indicating that the effects of selection and training were, to a substantial degree, similar. Significant differences were also found between the scores of graduating students who remained in the Army and those who departed. The significance of these findings from the point of view of a better understanding of the training process and of the implication for Officer Candidate School policy was discussed. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Army Officer Candidate School