S194: Attitudes of Enlisted WAC Personnel in Continental United States

To determine the state of morale within the Corps and the factors that materially affect or contribute to morale.

a. Specifically, the areas covered in the questionnaire are:

  1. Attitudes toward WAC leadership

  2. Attitudes toward Assignment

    a) Job satisfaction

    b) Ratings and promotions

    c) Attitude towards Section Chiefs

    d) Evaluation of jobs

    e) Attitude toward working with civilians

  3. Attitude toward army living

    a) Recreation and leisure time

    b) Housing

    c) Medical care

    d) Army treatment

  4. Interest in serving an Army of Occupation

  5. Overall evaluation of WAC role

b. The questionnaire also included an area on post war plans in order to find out how many women had problems and what kinds of problems they were facing.

c. In addition to certain objective data were collected, such as: sick and AWOL rates, number of transfers, etc. the purpose of finding out whether these correlated with any of the attitude areas.

d. To test the validity of Inspection Ratings of Commanding Officers in the field by Military and trained Civilian personnel.

Questionnaire

Date

Feb '45

Original Size

6,658

Location

US

Sample Description

a. A cross section of 6,658 white and Negro enlisted WAC personnel representative of AAF, AGF, ASF, WD and WAC training centers were surveyed by complete companies in 39 installations distributed through out the continental United States

b. The Study has three sub samples:

  1. A cross section of ASF WAC enlisted personnel (3,064 cases)
  2. A cross section of AAF WAC enlisted personnel (3,270 cases)
  3. An overall cross section of ASF, AGF, AAF, and WD WAC enlisted personnel (5,000 cases). This sample can be selected from the 6658 total cases by sorting for “X” on Col 80

c. NOTE: Sub samples 1 & 2 can be extracted from total cases by sorting for AAF and ASF installations in Col 3

Sample Method

The study was administered in the field by 8 teams. a. Each team contained a WAC officer and a WAC enlisted woman.

b. In addition, civilian analysts from the Research Branch accompanied some of the teams:

  1. Leta Adler
  2. Frances Anderson
  3. Rita Hausknecht
  4. Dorothy Hull
  5. Rosabelle Price
  6. Eugene J. Zander were the analysts who helped in the field administration

Scales and Scores

a. Job Satisfaction Scale (Qs 36, 37, 38, 39, 40)

b. Personal Adjustment Scale (Qs 57, 59, 62)

c. Attitude toward officers’ scale (Qs 60, 70, 71, 72, 73)

d. Evaluation of Job Scale (Qs 24, 26, 27)

e. Attitude toward Section Chiefs’ Scale (Qs 28, 29, 30, 31)

f. Evaluation of Assignment (Col. 65) made by a WAC Classification expert

g. Gang Punch “X” in Col. 80 indicating overall cross section sample

Location Details

Alamogordo AAF, NM

Headquarters AAF, Atlantic City, NJ

Camp Atterbury, IN

Ft. Belvoir, VA

Ft. Bragg, NC

Brookley Field, AL

Camp Campbell, KY

Chanute Field, IL

Charleston Port of Embarkation, SC

Columbia Army Air Base, SC

Craig Field, AL

Camp Crowder, MO

Edgewood Arsenal, MD

Ft. Worth AAF, TX

AAD Overseas Replacement Depot, Greensboro, NC

Ft. Hamilton, NY

Camp Hood, TX

Hunter Field, GA

Camp Kilmer, NJ

Ft. Knox, KY

Ft. Mason, CA

Miami AAF, FL

Miami AG & SF Redistribution Station, FL

Minter Field, CA

Mitchel Field, NY

Muroc AAF, CA

New Castle Army Air Base, DE

Newton D. Baker General Hospital, WV

Ft. Oglethorpe, GA

Patterson Field, OH

Percy Jones General Hospital, MI

Camp Plauche, LA

Rapid City AAC, SD

Ft. Riley, KS

Camp Ritchie, MD

Camp Shanks, NY

Sioux Falls AAF, SD

Fairfield-Suisun AAF, CA

Camp Wheeler, GA

Field Personnel

Richard L. Hull

Noble

Larmer

Kargaard

Bremmer

Pressy Hull

Hutcheson

Frances Anderson

McIntire

Fitzgibbons

Yost

Allen

Rosabelle Price

Shukwit

Pomeroy

Rita Hausknecht

Muller

Dodd

Eugene J. Zander

Leta Adler

Parker

Heckman

Study Analysts

Leta Adler
Frances Anderson
Rita Hausknecht
Dorothy Hull
Rosabelle Price
Eugene J. Zander

Reports

C-102 How Enlisted WACS in the United States View their WAC Officers

C-103 Fatigue as a Problem Among WAC Enlisted Personnel in the United States

C-120 WAC Attitudes Toward Overseas Education Service

C-130 Satisfaction with Assignment in the Women’s Army Corps

C-132 Attitude toward Recreation in the Women’s Army Corps

B-158 Post-War Education Plan of WAC Enlisted Personnel

B-166 Post-War Job Plans of Enlisted WAC

WST #15 How WACS View their Officers

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What is your Army rank or grade?
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How long have you held your present rank?
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How old were you on your last birthday?
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Are you single, married, divorced, separated, or widowed? F. If married: Q.5. Were you married before or after entering the WAC or WAAC?
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If you are married, where is your husband stationed? If your husband is stationed overseas, how long has he been overseas?
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If you are married, are you living away from the post?
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How close are you to home?
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Were you in the WAAC before it became the WAC?
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How long have you been in the WAC or WAAC?
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How long have you been at the post where you are now stationed?
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How far did you go in school? (don't include business college, special training or postgraduate work.)
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