S232: Savings - Insurance, War Bonds, etc.
a. Army Fiscal Program – At the request of the Finance Officer, Central Pacific Base Command, a series of questions were asked on:
- Army insurance
- War bonds
- Soldiers’ Deposits
- Personal Transfer Account Plan.
b. Medical Attention in Local Dispensaries: Questions covering this subject were requested by the CPBC Morale Board partly as the result of allegations made by enlisted men at “Sound-Off” sessions on the Mainland that they were considered malingerers when they went on sick call. The men were asked whether they thought they were considered “goldbricks” when they were sick and if so, by whom about the quality and thoroughness of the medical treatment received in their own dispensaries.
c. Morale: The men were asked several of the “standard” morale questions covering Army treatment, job satisfaction, willingness for farther duty, and general evaluation of company morale.
d. Psychoneurotic Inventory: The eight-item series of questions to measure neurotic tendencies was included in the questionnaire. The “inventory” was developed by Research Branch Headquarters in Washington and included in other questionnaires being administered in the United States and in other overseas theaters. (The eight-item psychoneurotic inventory has not been coded or punched on the IBM card, but the five-item NSA "A" score has been punched on Col. 75. See section on Scores and Gang Punches.)
Survey of Medical Care and Soldier Savings
a. Cross-section of all enlisted men (including Negro troops) in the Central and Western Pacific Base Commands.
b. Been coded or punched on the IBM card, but the five-item NSA “A” score has been punched on Col. 75. See section on Scores and Gang Punches)
- Number: 2412
- Geographic coverage: Oahu, Guam, Saipan, Tinian, Iwo Jima.
- Special notes: The sample has somewhat of a deficit in Ground Forces combat units.
See Planning Survey II for standard operating procedure.
Scales and Scores
NSA “A” Score
a. Q. 13a, b, c, d, e
b. Scores are on Col. 75
CPBC-31 Attitudes of Enlisted Men in the Middle Pacific Toward the Army Fiscal Programs
CPBC-32 Attitudes of MIDPAC Enlisted Men Toward Dispensary Medical Attention
CPBC-XI Savings, Insurance, etc.
Report No. 32 was not intended as an exhaustive report of findings, but merely to cover the “highlights,” to comply with the directive. As mentioned in the Foreword, data were probably of very limited validity and usefulness for post-VJ day use.