Post-LDAC Reflections of ROTC Cadets: Relationship to Leadership and Performance

Todd A. Gilson, Morgan Latimer, Marc Lochbaum

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Copyright © Association for Applied Sport Psychology.In the United States Reserve Officer Training Program, cadets attend a month-long camp, where they are evaluated on leadership ability. The purpose of this study was to assess the experiences of cadets upon their return. Through semistructured interviews, with 25 cadets, 3 distinct higher order themes emerged: (a) perceived difficulty of the Leadership Development and Assessment Course, (b) psychological skills required for success, and (c) social climate experienced. Furthermore, upon completion of general inductive analysis, cadets’ responses were compared to their leadership score, thereby highlighting how salient aspects of leadership manifest themselves through cadets’ behaviors and performances.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)235-248
JournalDefault journal
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015


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