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dc.contributor.advisorLarson, Harold J.
dc.contributor.authorStrycharz, Theodore M.
dc.dateSeptember 1996
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-09T19:17:15Z
dc.date.available2012-08-09T19:17:15Z
dc.date.issued1996-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/7900
dc.descriptionApproved for public release; distribution is unlimiteden_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores the dimensionality of the Defense Language Institute's (DLI) primary student feed back tool - the Automated Student Questionnaire (ASQ). In addition a data set from ASQ 2.0 (the newest version) is analyzed for trends in student satisfaction across the sub-scales of sex, pay grade, and Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) results. The method of principal components is used to derive initial factors. Although an interpretation of those factors seems plausible, these are subjected to a factor analysis rotation (varimax) and five factors are determined and interpreted. Each of the five factors are interpreted in terms of student satisfaction with DLI's: (1) academic environment, (2) military environment, (3) nonbarracks dormitory living conditions, (4) official and supplemental course audio tapes, and (5) service unit's computer learning centers. From the factor loading matrix factor scores equations are developed for use in a subscale trend analysis. Using nonparametric procedures, each factor is checked for differences in central tendency by sex, pay grade, and DLPT score (DLPT consists of three tests DLPTL, DLPTR, DLPTS). From this analysis the following results derive: (1) sex has no effect on any of the factors, (2) pay grade affects satisfaction with the military environment, (3) DLPTL, DLPTR, and DLPTS affect satisfaction with the academic environment, and DLPTS also affects satisfaction with the computer learning centers.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/analysisofdefens00stry
dc.format.extentviii, 41 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleAnalysis of Defense Language Institute automated student questionnaire dataen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderWhitaker, Lyn R.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.departmentOperations Research (OR)
dc.subject.authorDefense Language Instituteen_US
dc.subject.authorAutomated student questionnaireen_US
dc.subject.authorDimensionalityen_US
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Marine Corpsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Operations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineOperations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US


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