Accession Number : ADA104076


Title :   Econometric Models of U.S. Navy Career Petty Officer Retention.


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Bepko,John Joseph , III


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a104076.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1981


Pagination or Media Count : 100


Abstract : This thesis investigates the reenlistment behavior of U.S. Naval personnel who have completed more than two enlistment terms in the Navy. The Navy's 110 ratings are grouped into 24 occupational fields which represent clusters of similar skills, similar working conditions, and similar duty assignments. Multiple regression techniques are used to examine the relationship of economic variables to career reenlistment behavior. The main conclusions of the study are: Economic variables such as military compensation, unemployment, and civilian wage opportunities are statistically significant predictors of career petty officer retention behavior; All-navy reenlistment rate can very accurately be predicted using a regression model with economic variables when the independent variables are within the range of values used to generate the regression model, and Such regression models generally have very low predictive ability when derived from and applied to petty officers grouped into occupational fields. (Author)


Descriptors :   *OFFICER PERSONNEL , *ECONOMETRICS , *PERSONNEL RETENTION , ECONOMIC ANALYSIS , JOBS , MODELS , NAVAL PERSONNEL , ENLISTED PERSONNEL , THESES , VARIABLES , REGRESSION ANALYSIS , MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION , TABLES(DATA) , CIVILIAN PERSONNEL , REENLISTMENT , INCOME , UNEMPLOYMENT


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE