REENLISTMENT DIFFERENCES AMONG RECRUIT COMPANIES: A FIVE YEAR FOLLOW-UP.
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The study investigated the possibility that differences in the experiences of recruits of different companies during recruit training might be reflected by significant differences in the recruits later decision on whether or not to reenlist. Reenlistment percentages of 49 recruit companies convened in February 1960 were computed from the number of these former recruits who had reenlisted by July 1965. A statistical test chi-square of the reenlistment percentage differences among companies indicated the differences to be too small to be statistically significant. It was concluded that intercompany variations such as differences in the effectiveness of company commanders have little, if any, bearing on later reenlistment. It would therefore seem advisable to direct research efforts toward areas which appear to offer more promise of identifying retention-related factors than those which might be supposed to be operative at the recruit company level. Author
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