Motivation and military science commitment of Army Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets
Greer, Stuart C.
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This study examined 115 Army ROTC students’ motivation to learn military science, their belief in the relevance of learning military science to their future careers, and their commitment in particular to a military career. The students completed Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire (Pintrich, Smith, Garcia, & MeKeachie, 1991) subscales that were adapted to measure motivation to learn military science. Statistically significant relationships, in the low to moderate range, were found between the motivation subscale scores and the students’ belief in the relevancy of military science to their future careers. Also, a significant relationship was found between the students’ belief in the relevance of military science to their future careers and their commitment to a military career. Finally, students who had family members with