Accession Number : ADA246640


Title :   A Cross-Sectional Investigation of the Effects of Regional Labor Market Conditions on the Reenlistment Decisions of Air Force Enlistees


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS


Personal Author(s) : Cooper, Deanna L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a246640.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 82


Abstract : A great deal of literature measuring the relationship between labor market perceptions and voluntary employee turnover exists. However, literature measuring the relationship between general labor market conditions and voluntary employee turnover is scarce. Moreover, to date only one article has included both labor market perceptions and general labor market conditions in testing a voluntary turnover model. This thesis provides a second test of a proposed voluntary turnover model that incorporates both labor market perceptions and general labor market conditions. Using survey data collected by Flores in 1984 and reenlistment data collected by Hoene in 1986, a cross-sectional investigation of the effects of general labor market conditions, as measured by regional unemployment rates, on the reenlistment decisions of first-term Air Force enlistees was conducted. Additionally, the effects of labor market perceptions, cognitive ability, and tenure on reenlistment decisions were examined. A model of voluntary employee turnover was developed and tested. One of seven hypotheses was supported, providing little support for the proposed model.


Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE , DECISION MAKING , COGNITION , ENLISTED PERSONNEL , RATES , THESES , TIME , SURVEYS , CROSS SECTIONS , HYPOTHESES , LABOR MARKETS , PERSONNEL RETENTION , PERCEPTION , REENLISTMENT , UNEMPLOYMENT , MARKET RESEARCH


Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE