ERIC Number: ED114612
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Performance of First-Tour WAC Enlisted Women: Data Base for the Performance Orientation of Women's Basic Training. Final Report.
Boyd, H. Alton; And Others
The introduction of performance-oriented instructional procedures into Women's Basic Training (BT) at Fort McClellan and the revision of Army Training Program 21-121 to incorporate the philosophy and principles of performance-oriented training are described in the document. Results from a questionnaire regarding duties, activities, and attitudes of a representative worldwide sample of 1,573 first-tour enlisted women as reported by themselves and a representative sample of 156 of their supervisors provided data for the performance-oriented program development. The objectives and development of the questionnaire and program are discussed and questionnaire data is summarized. Major findings indicate that the majority of BT graduates have a high education level, find BT and subsequent assignments different from what they expected, and report a lack of correlation between BT-taught knowledge and assignment task requirements. Tables supplement the discussion. Appended materials takes up two-thirds of the document and include major briefings, locations surveyed, questionnaire and interview forms, questionnaire instructions, and results. This effort was undertaken as a part of the Army's current program to utilize increasing numbers of women in meeting its operational requirements, as well as an attempt to develop modern training technology in Women's BT. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Army Research Inst. for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.