ERIC Number: ED107864
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Career Potential Among ROTC Enrollees: A Comparison of 1972 and 1973 Survey Results. Interim Report.
Fisher, Allan H., Jr.; And Others
Research into the career intentions of Army, Navy and Air Force ROTC cadets showed that a majority were willing to stay and continue into the advanced program, even without financial aid. The proportion for Army enrollees was much lower than for Navy or Air Force enrollees. Almost half of all advanced cadets were undecided about staying on active duty for more than one tour of duty, with Army enrollees the least likely and Air Force enrollees the most likely to remain. "Military career opportunities" and the chance for "travel, adventure, and new experiences" were the most commonly cited reasons for entering ROTC. Navy cadets also indorsed the "opportunity for further academic education." A majority of Army and Air Force scholarship holders, and less than half the Navy scholarship enrollees, indicated they would have entered ROTC without a scholarship. Over 60% in all services indicated they would have entered ROTC without a subsistance allowance, but the 1972 and 1973 surveys showed an increase in the proportion of respondents who would not have joined the program without the allowance. Data are tabulated throughout the text and in an appendix, which also contains survey instruments. (Author/MDW)
Descriptors: Armed Forces, Career Choice, Career Opportunities, College Programs, College Students, Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Military Personnel, Military Service, Military Training, Officer Personnel, Participant Satisfaction, Recruitment, Scholarships, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Surveys, Tuition Grants
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs (DOD), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Alexandria, VA. Manpower Development Div.