S44: Attitudes toward Branch of Service
a. To determine the general state of morale among ASF troops and how well they understand their mission.
b. To find out how much men in AAF and AGF know about the work of ASF troops.
c. The specific areas covered are:
- Job satisfaction
- Branch preference and attitudes toward all other branches
- Adjustment to the Army
- Desire for combat
- Attitude toward who should be drafted first
- Identification of branch insignia and knowledge of the work performed by various branches
- Longevity of the war
- Information test
The study includes a total sample of 4,443 white enlisted men from all forces and branches of the service taken from ASF and AGF and 4 AAF installations.
a. From this total sample there was derived a cross section sample of 1,000 white enlisted men representative of the army by force and branch of service. This sample can be separated from total samples by sorting out the “Xs" on Col. 77.
b. From the total sample - Infantrymen were selected from a separate study of Infantry only. There are 313 cases. These are labeled Card II.
See Planning Survey II for standard operating procedure.
Scales and Scores
a. Information Test Scores on Cols. 75 and 76, Card I, II, III, and IV
b. Gang punch to identify groups resulting from a cross tabulation of Education, Information Test score and longevity in Army in Col. 78 of Cards I, II, III, and IV
c. Personal Adjustment Scale. Col. 65 on Card III, Col. 71 Card IV
Ft. Barrancas, FL
Ft. Pickens, FL
Camp Beale, CA
Ft. Benning, GA
Ft. Bragg, NC
Dale Mabry Field, FL
George Field, IL
Camp Gordon Johnston, FL
Camp McCoy, WI
Ft. George G. Meade, MD
Ft. Meyer, VA
Camp Van Dorn, MS
Will Rodgers Field, OK
Camp White, OR
Edgewood Arsenal, MD
A. Lee Coleman
Leland C. DeVinney
Eugene J. Zander
Ward H. Goodenough
Ira H. Cisin
Paul D. Guernsey
Frederick W. Swift
56 What Soldiers Think about Army Branches
57 Opinions of Enlisted Men about Who Should Be Drafted
B-39 Attitudes toward Job Assignment in the Air Corps