Accession Number : ADA107349


Title :   Military Retention and Retirement. Reciprocal Family/Organization Effects,


Corporate Author : UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL UNIV SAN DIEGO CA FAMILY RESEARCH CENTER


Personal Author(s) : Hickman,Robert A ; Hunter,Edna J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a107349.pdf


Report Date : 30 Jun 1981


Pagination or Media Count : 24


Abstract : A review of all research on military families available in 1980 revealed that only recently have the topics of family factors in retention and the effects of retirement on family members been addressed. This article reviews work which has been carried out on spousal attitudes towards the military and the family member's commitment to the organization, work which reviews those two variables as significant influences on the retention decisions of active duty service personnel. Also addressed in the literature are newer areas of interest to researchers such as the retention decisions of active duty women and the focus by military planners on family issues in military mission accomplishment subsequent to the advent of the All Volunteer Force. The literature on retirement from the military after 20 to 30 year careers has centered on the adjustment problems which family members are required to make during this occupational transition, their relative success in coping with this crisis, and the assistance or lack of assistance provided by the military organization in helping the family in its effort to cope.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL , *PERSONNEL RETENTION , *RETIREMENT(PERSONNEL) , *MARRIAGE , DECISION MAKING , ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY) , ENLISTED PERSONNEL , FAMILY MEMBERS , CAREERS , ACTIVE DUTY , INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS , ADJUSTMENT(PSYCHOLOGY)


Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE