Accession Number : ADA265446


Title :   A Multivariate Analysis of the Effects of the VSI/SSB Separation Program on Navy Enlisted Personnel


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Kirby, Mary A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a265446.pdf


Report Date : Mar 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 115


Abstract : This thesis investigates the behavior of Navy enlisted personnel who were eligible for, and offered, early voluntary separation under one of two monetary incentive programs during FY1992. The two programs were the voluntary separation incentive (VSI) and the special separation bonus (SSB). The purpose is to identify the factors that influence (1) the voluntary separation decision and (2) the decision between the two programs. Multivariate logit models were estimated to explain the decision to accept a voluntary separation incentive and the decision of which program to accept. The results show that the statistically significant factors affecting the separation decision are consistent with simple economic theory. Recommendations regarding future implementation of the separation programs and for future research are provided


Descriptors :   *MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS , *MILITARY SEPARATION , MATHEMATICAL MODELS , DECISION MAKING , THESES , MILITARY FORCE LEVELS , PERSONNEL RETENTION , BEHAVIOR , ENLISTED PERSONNEL , NAVAL PERSONNEL


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Statistics and Probability


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE