An officer's decision to attend the Naval Postgraduate School: Influencing factors and expectations
Sears, John A.
Gorman, John R.
Beckman, Philip J.
Petho, Frank C.
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The United States military views the education of its warfighters as critical to the completion of its mission. It is the charge of the Naval Postgraduate School to "increase combat effectiveness of the armed forces of the United States by providing quality education which supports the unique needs of the defense establishment/' [Naval Postgraduate School, p. 7] The Superintendent of the Naval Postgraduate School established a focus group to investigate methods of achieving this strategic goal. This paper describes a pilot study undertaken from November 1995 to January 1996 at the Naval Postgraduate School. The study attempts to quantify the impact of various factors on that officer's decision and to identify demographic differences which may affect that decision. The analysis indicates that officers attend the school more for personal reasons than for professional development and also that significant differences exist between various demographic groups. Factors which are significant positive influences vary when comparing different demographic groupings. These variations are considered a significant finding and offer evidence that further study will prove beneficial.
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