Accession Number : ADA223225


Title :   Career Decision-Making and the Military Family: Toward a Comprehensive Model


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 1985-Jan 1986


Corporate Author : BATTELLE COLUMBUS DIV OH


Personal Author(s) : Croan, Gerald M ; Bowen, Gary L ; Farkas, George ; Glickman, Albert ; Orthner, Dennis ; Nogami, Glenda Y ; Gade, Paul A ; Tremble, Jr, Trueman R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a223225.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 174


Abstract : This report summarizes the findings of a panel of scientists convened to develop a conceptual framework for guiding research on the relationship between retention and Army family issues. Literature was reviewed in five domains important in retention decision-making: economic factors, job-related factors, and family, community, and organizational culture. Based on these reviews, a retention decision-making model incorporating all domains was proposed. This publication presents a preliminary model of the career/retention decision-making process. In addition to the effect of job factors, the impact of family concerns and processes on retention and career decision-making is explored. Five retention and family issues are identified and discussed in detail: economics and retention, job factors and retention, family factors and retention, community variables and retention/turnover, and organizational culture and retention. The comprehensive model of family retention decision-making is based on information from these five areas. The proposed model provides direction to family and retention research. It is the first comprehensive model of retention as both an outcome and a process. The Army needs to have a process model of the family career/retention decision-making process to find ways to encourage the best soldiers and their families to make the Army a career.


Descriptors :   *CAREERS , *DECISION MAKING , *FAMILY MEMBERS , COMMUNITIES , ECONOMICS , MODELS , ARMY PERSONNEL , PANELS , VARIABLES , RETENTION(GENERAL) , ARMY , CULTURE , ORGANIZATIONS , SCIENTISTS , MILITARY REQUIREMENTS , JOBS


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE