ERIC Number: ED229622
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-May
Reference Count: N/A
Marine Corps Recruit Training Attrition: The Effect of Realistic Job Preview and Stress-Coping Films.
Githens, William H.; Zalinski, James
Two films were evaluated to determine their effectiveness in reducing attrition among Marine Corps recruits. The films were a realistic job preview of military training and a stress-coping film. Platoons of Marine recruits were randomly assigned to four treatment groups: viewing the realistic job preview film, viewing the stress-coping film, viewing both films, or viewing neither film (control group). There were no statistically significant differences in recruit training attrition among the treatment and control groups. Attrition rates among the individual platoons, however, differed significantly. Neither film was effective in reducing attrition from Marine Corps recruit training, and unknown factors caused significant differences in attrition rates among recruit platoons. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Navy Personnel Research and Development Center, San Diego, CA.