Accession Number : ADA173525


Title :   Army European Tour Extension: An Interdisciplinary Approach


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 1984-Jan 1985


Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA


Personal Author(s) : Lakhani, Hyder ; Thomas, Shelley A ; Anderson, Jeffrey W ; Gilroy, Curtis ; Capps, Cavan P


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a173525.pdf


Report Date : Feb 1985


Pagination or Media Count : 55


Abstract : An objective of this paper is to analyze the impact of economic and noneconomic factors on the decisions to extend the European tours of servicemen by 12 months. The research used the Army Research Institute's 1983 survey of Army families in Europe. Employing multivariate techniques, the results revealed that the extension probabilities increased with an increase in the amounts of the proposed extension bonuses as well as well as with increase in satisfaction with job and family life. Smaller lump sum bonuses were determined cost- effective compared to higher amounts of monthly installment bonuses as incentives for extension. Both the lump sum as well as the installment bonuses were, however, cost-effective compared to the Permanent change of station (PCS) costs. Keywords: Factor analysis, Regression, Logitics model, SIMOS(Space Imbalanced Military Occupational Specialty), Job satisfaction, Army research, Army personnel, Enlisted personnel, Officer personnel.


Descriptors :   *ARMY PERSONNEL , *ARMY RESEARCH , *JOB SATISFACTION , ACTIVE DUTY , ARMY TRAINING , COST EFFECTIVENESS , ECONOMICS , ENLISTED PERSONNEL , EUROPE , FAMILY MEMBERS , LOGISTICS SUPPORT , MANPOWER , OFFICER PERSONNEL , REGRESSION ANALYSIS , SURVEYS , TRAVEL


Subject Categories : Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE