ERIC Number: ED115198
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Career Potential Among ROTC Enrollees: A Comparison of 1972 and 1973 Survey Results. Interim Report.
Fisher, Allan H., Jr.; And Others
This document presents the results of a comprehensive 1973 Reserve Officer Training Program (ROTC) survey of enrollment potential and career potential for a variety of college-based military officer training programs. It indicates the extent of career motivation among 1973 enrollees and makes comparisons with a similar survey of 1972 enrollees. Some comparisons made are (1) the levels of factual knowledge of, and attitudes toward, military officer training programs; (2) factors related to expressed interest in applying for enrollment in ROTC programs; and (3) the perceived quality of ROTC instructional course work. Additional results indicate that: (1) a majority of cadets were willing to stay and continue into the advanced program, even without financial aid; (2) the proportion for Army enrollees was much lower than for Navy enrollees; (3) almost half of all advanced cadets were undecided about staying on active duty for more than one tour of duty: (4) "military career opportunities" and the chance for "travel, adventure, and new experience" were the most commonly cited reasons for entering ROTC; (5) Navy cadets also endorsed the opportunity for further academic education ; (6) a majority of Army and Air Force scholarship enrollees indicated they would have entered ROTC without a scholarship; and (7) over 60 percent in all services indicated they would entered ROTC without substantial allowances. (Author/KE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Alexandria, VA. Manpower Development Div.; Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs (DOD), Washington, DC. Directorate for Manpower Research.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.