Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The effects of civilian education on performance and career advancement for enlisted members of the United States Army
by Gilchrist, Ronald, D.M., University of Phoenix, 2011, 121; 3459319
Abstract (Summary)

The United States Army highlights the importance of lifelong learning as one of the goals of soldiers. Exploring a grounded theory design, 13 soldiers assigned to Army organizations in Okinawa, Japan represented the construct of a qualitative research study. The participant’s answers encompassed responses to a series of questions regarding leadership’s thoughts and perceptions on the effects of civilian education on enlisted soldier’s performance, professional development, and advancement. The support elements fostering soldiers to engage in post-secondary education while in service provide a portion of the employer’s commitment in supporting education but determining the employer’s benefits represents a challenge. When the soldier participates in opportunities in furthering education levels, correlating the knowledge gains with performance forms the premise of the current study.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Hardy, Samuel B.
School: University of Phoenix
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-A 72/08, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Management, Information Technology, Occupational psychology, Information science
Keywords: Civilian education, College education, Employee development, Employee education, Employee performance, Lifelong learner, Lifelong learning, United States Army
Publication Number: 3459319
ISBN: 978-1-124-70508-8
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