ERIC Number: ED122106
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Development of a ROTC/Army Career Commitment Model: Management Summary Report.
Card, J. J.; Shanner, W. M.
A model of career commitment in the young adult (primarily college) years was developed from a survey of the literature, from interviews with 135 Army ROTC cadets and officers, and from survey questionnaires filled out by nationwide samples of 1089 high school seniors, 1633 college students (754 in ROTC, 879 not in ROTC), and 634 ROTC-graduate Army officers in their period of obligated Army service. The model included nine global factors hypothesized to be related to career commitment in general: (1) the U.S. and world political and socioeconomic context; (2) the school and study program context; (3) individual background and primary socialization factors; (4) individual aptitudes; (5) individual life experiences or secondary socialization conditions; (6) individual values, interests, and aspirations; (7) individual attitudes; (8) information acquired by the individual about the career; and (9) career-related experiences. The model also included numerous specific variables under each of these global factors, hypothesized to be operative in the ROTC/Army career commitment process in particular. Implications of the model for ROTC/Army recruitment, selection, and retention were spelled out. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Army Research Inst. for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto, CA.