Accession Number : ADA168187


Title :   Attrition from Military and Civilian Jobs: Insights from the National Longitudinal Surveys


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Aug 1982-May 1983


Corporate Author : BATTELLE COLUMBUS DIV OH


Personal Author(s) : Kohen, Andrew I


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a168187.pdf


Report Date : Jul 1984


Pagination or Media Count : 54


Abstract : An objective of this report is to provide a literature review on economic and non-economic reasons for attrition from military and civilian jobs, and to develop and calibrate a multivariate model of attrition. The stipulated model relates attrition from the first job to civilian and military pay, educational levels of servicemen, socioeconomic status of parents, job satisfaction, age, race and perceived locus of control of an individualistic serviceman. The study used data from the National Longitudinal Surveys of youth from 1966 to 1979. It includes that attrition rates in the military can be reduced by increasing military wages, particularly in the lower rungs of the pay ladder, matching job requirements with education levels and increasing job satisfaction in the Military Occupational Specialties of the separates. Keywords: Age, Military pay, Human capital, Civilian pay, Recruitment cost.


Descriptors :   *PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT , *ATTRITION , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , REQUIREMENTS , MILITARY PERSONNEL , JOBS , EDUCATION , LITERATURE SURVEYS , MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS , RATES , SURVEYS , MILITARY APPLICATIONS , SALARIES , CIVILIAN PERSONNEL , MATCHING , JOB SATISFACTION , SPECIALIZATION , YOUTH


Subject Categories : Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE