Accession Number : AD0467961


Title :   RECRUIT TRAINING AND REENLISTMENT: AN OVERVIEW.


Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,


Corporate Author : NAVAL PERSONNEL RESEARCH ACTIVITY SAN DIEGO CA


Personal Author(s) : Blumenfeld, Warren S


Report Date : Mar 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 20


Abstract : Since recruit training experiences may be related to reenlistment four years later, extended visits were made to the Recruit Training Commands at San Diego and Great Lakes in order to become familiar with Navy recruit training and to obtain information regarding recruit values, beliefs, and expectations. Basic training centers of the Army, Air Force, and Marine Corps were also visited to obtain a frame of reference with which to evaluate the observations, information, and comments obtained at the Naval RTCs. Based upon direct observation and comments of the RTC staffs and recruits, and building upon the rationale that (1) recruit training is a job sample and (2) past behavior is predictive of future behavior, areas appearing to be the most promising in terms of concentration of research attention were suggested. The following hypothesis is proposed as a basis for research: As the discrepancy between the values of the individual and of the Navy increases, the probability of his reenlistment decreases. The applicability of this hypothesis to the areas of research cited is indicated. The problem of criteria is discussed, and means for implementing a program of research are outlined. The longrange potential of the research program is indicated. (Author)


Descriptors :   *NAVAL PERSONNEL , RECRUITING , NAVAL TRAINING , BEHAVIOR , MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL , MEASUREMENT , ADJUSTMENT(PSYCHOLOGY) , FOOD , FOOD DISPENSING , SUPERVISION , GROUP DYNAMICS , MOTIVATION , CLOTHING , CLASSIFICATION , SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY , MARINE CORPS , ARMY PERSONNEL , AIR FORCE PERSONNEL


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