ERIC Number: ED126899
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
A Field Test of the PLATO IV System for Company Commander Behavioral Change Training. Final Report for Period 21 August 1975-21 December 1975.
Cohen, Jerry L.; Fishbein, Martin
A field experiment was carried out at the Recruit Training Command, San Diego, to test the effectiveness of utilizing the PLATO IV computer-based, on-line system for behavior change training. Some 38 company commanders were randomly assigned to experimental (training) or control (no training) groups. Programs were developed to: (1) assess the subject's intention to perform a given behavior; and (2) provide training in the behavior when the subject's behavior intention was discrepant from command expectations. Results taken from observations, self-reports, and reports by recruits showed that intentions can be modified and retained for substantial periods of time. This report describes research methodology and provides tabular summaries of results. (EMH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Naval Training Equipment Center, Orlando, FL.