Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

An Evaluation of the Factors Influencing Cadet’s Success in the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Corps (AFJROTC) High School Program
by Mclane, Douglas James, Ph.D., Trident University International, 2019, 122; 27742573
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this non-experimental, quantitative study was to evaluate the factors influencing cadet’s success and Perception of Learning in the Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps (AFJROTC) High School program. The AFJROTC program is only established at the secondary education level and is selected voluntarily by students. Once the students are enrolled in the high school AFJROTC Program, they are classified as cadets. The sample AFJROTC Cadets for this research study is 85, and they were selected randomly from the total amount of cadets enrolled in the program. The cadets were selected randomly by using the Microsoft Office 365 Excel Program to ensure an accurate sample was selected. This research study used official data from the cadet’s final evaluation scores and the end-of-course survey. The data collected from the cadet’s final evaluation scores was a result of the official curriculum of the AFJROTC Program. The end-of-course survey was administrated by the researcher from this study to ensure an accurate and controlled collection of data. The final findings concluded for research question one, the results of the multiple regression analysis showed none of the cadet’s attitude, military future career path, military family experience, and self-efficacy significantly affected their overall GPA during the AFJROTC program after controlling for the educational grade level and gender. Also, it was determined that the cadet’s overall GPA during the AFJROTC program significantly varied with respect to differences in their grade level. For research question two, the results of the multiple regression analysis showed that cadet’s attitude significantly positively affected their perception of learning during the AFJROTC program after controlling for the educational grade level and gender. On the other hand cadet’s military future career significantly negatively affected their perception of learning during the AFJROTC program after controlling for educational grade level and gender which means that cadets that have chosen military as a future career had a higher perception of learning during the AFJROTC program as compared to cadets that did not choose military as a future career. Also, it was determined that cadet’s perception of learning during the AFJROTC program significantly varied with respect to differences in their grade level.

The significance of this research study was to examine the effects of the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Program (AFJROTC) on cadet’s academic performance. The program had grown significantly since its creation back in 1911. Therefore, an attempt to research the significance of academic performance warrants further investigation. The program has made an impact on the cadets, which has caused a significant increase in cadets since it was created.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Li, Wenling
Commitee: Lint, Anna H, Wilson, Pamela A
School: Trident University International
Department: College of Education
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-A 81/9(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Educational leadership
Keywords: Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Corps high school program
Publication Number: 27742573
ISBN: 9781658458177
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