ERIC Number: ED082700
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Opinion Survey of Naval Officers Who Have Received a Navy Sponsored Graduate Degree.
Hurst, Cecil Roy, Jr.; Shaddix, James Delano
A survey of naval officers who have received a Navy sponsored graduate degree was conducted by a questionnaire to determine their opinions concerning numerous topics related to obtaining a graduate degree and the utilization of their graduate education. Results showed that obtaining a graduate degree was perceived as having a positive influence on officer retention. Most officers think a graduate degree should be obtained during the 5 to 8 year point in their career. Approximately 70% of the officers who have received a graduate degree have been assigned to a P-coded billet. The majority indicated that fitness reports submitted by graduate schools for officer students should not be considered as equivalent to those received from operational/shore billets by Selection Boards for promotion. The most frequently cited reason for seeking a graduate education was to remain competitive with contemporaries. (Author)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Educational Objectives, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Military Personnel, Officer Personnel, Questionnaires
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (AD-764 471, MF-$1.45, PC-$6.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.
Note: Master's Thesis