ERIC Number: ED174887
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Women at West Point: Their Performance and Adjustment.
Priest, Robert F.; Prince, Howard T.
The performance correlates of perceptions of discriminatory treatment, satisfaction, and self-concept for male and female U.S. Military Academy Cadets in the Classes of 1980 and 1981 were investigated. Numerous instruments were used for data collection, including the Tennessee Self-Concept Scale, the Spence Attitude Toward Women Scale, the West Point Equality Scale, the Military Career Commitment Gradient, the Academy Graduation Commitment Gradient, the Cohesiveness and Conformity Pressures Scale, and the Basic Satisfaction Scale. Data were collected upon entrance to the Academy, after Cadet Basic Training, and after completion of the first academic year. Results indicated that: (1) leadership ratings for women have the same pattern of correlates as those for men, but when the groups are combined, women with the same performance and entrance motivation as men were given higher leadership ratings; (2) the life cycle plans of women are more closely linked to adjustment measures than are those of men; (3) for women, low grades and low peer acceptance were related to high test anxeity; and (4) women perceived greater discriminatory treatment than did men. (Author/HLM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Military Academy, West Point, NY.
Identifiers: West Point Military Academy
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August, 1978)