ERIC Number: ED026602
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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An Analysis of the Army Officer Student.
Fullerton, Leroy Robert
This study evaluated the advantages of formal higher education in establishing a second career for retired Army officers. Primary sources of data were Army officer students and recently retired officers. These were among the conclusions: (1) high response to the survey showed interest in, and career-related importance attached to, higher education; (2) 94% of students and 68% of retirees have baccalaureate degrees; (3) most students are seeking master's and doctoral degrees; (4) advancement in rank is correlated with educational attainment; (5) military schooling for students, based on rank and longevity, is very high; (6) academic education and professional education are closely interrelated; (7) reported incomes of retirees are high (over $10,000 for the majority); (8) direct application, service friends, resumes, and contacts on the job were used by retirees to find positions; (9) counseling and guidance service is inadequate for both students and retirees; (10) there are ample opportunities within the Army for virtually every career officer to continue; (11) satisfaction, challenge, and prestige rank with financial considerations in the choice of new careers; (12) restrictions imposed by the Dual Compensation Act have a damaging effect. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Career Counseling, Career Planning, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Background, Employment Opportunities, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Income, Individual Characteristics, Motivation, Officer Personnel, Retirement, Status, Student Educational Objectives, Surveys
University Microfilms, 300 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 67-15,930, MF $3.00, Xerography $7.20).
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Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC.
Note: Ed. D. Thesis.