Accession Number:

AD0676790

Title:

STATEMENTS OF CAREER INTENTIONS: THEIR RELATIONSHIP TO MILITARY RETENTION PROBLEMS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIV ALEXANDRIA VA HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH OFFICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

A world-wide questionnaire survey was conducted to define the utilization of, and to determine the optimum role for, aviation warrant officers in the U.S. Army. Responses to questions regarding their career intentions, their systems of values, and their reasons for pursuing a civilian or military career were made by 1,957 aviation warrant officers. They constituted 83 of the target population. Since the survey, obligated tours of duty have expired for 635 of the men. Of these, 361 departed active duty and 274 chose to extend their active service. Comparisons of the attitudes, motivations, and values of the two different groups have implications for manpower planning in the Army aviation system. The demographic and attitudinal contrasts between these two groups, and the predictive utility of the questionnaire method in this context are discussed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE