ERIC Number: ED116036
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Identification and Analysis of Social Incentives in Air Force Technical Training: Period June 1972-August 1975, Interim Report.
Wood, Michael T.; And Others
The report describes the procedures followed in identifying and analyzing social incentives which might be used in Air Force technical training. Questionnaire techniques were used to scale a list of 62 potential incentives for attractiveness, feasibility, and other characteristics. Personal motives, background variables, and ambiguous surface structure, ones with ambiguous underlying structure, and ones considered social incentives from the original list were redesignated as social behaviors which should be encouraged in training environments to enhance performance. On the basis of the questionnaire and administrative assessments of feasibility data, 18 additional incentives (both social and non-social) were proposed for use in a field experimental situation. Almost half the document consists of 13 appendixes which include: the questionnaire forms used; scatterplots, agreement correlations, and factor analyses of the data; results of a supplementary survey; examples of leadership behavior incentives; and assessments of rating forms. (Author/JR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Lowry AFB, CO. Technical Training Div.; Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Dept. of Psychology.