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ERIC Number: ED122143
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Demographic Characteristics, Psychosocial Perceptions, and Performance of "Strikers" Accepted for Navy Paramedical Training.
Booth, Richard F.; And Others
A comparison was made between Navy enlisted personnel who entered Hospital Corpsman class A schools (technical training programs) directly from a Recruit Training Command (RTC students, totaling 3044) and from other Navy jobs (strikers, totaling 363). The strikers had completed significantly more years of schooling with fewer suspensions or expulsions, on the average, than the RTC students. Aptitude test scores, Comrey Personality Scale scores, and satisfaction with school assignment were essentially the same for strikers and RTC students. Psychosocial perceptions of strikers toward the paramedical training environment were found to be less favorable than those of RTC students, but these differences were attributed to the contrasting Navy experiences of these two groups prior to entering class A school. The strikers had a higher rate of school completion than RTC students (89% versus 76%), a higher final grade average (86.0 versus 85.1), and a higher rate of survival on-the-job one year after completion of training (97% versus 94%). Overall, strikers were found in the study to be a better source of students for paramedical training than the RTCs. The report contains three statistical tables and lists five references. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Aptitude, Allied Health Occupations, Comparative Analysis, Demography, Educational Programs, Enlisted Personnel, Individual Characteristics, Job Satisfaction, Military Personnel, Military Training, Participant Satisfaction, Social Psychology, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Task Performance, Technical Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Naval Medical Research and Development Command, Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, CA.