THE EFFECTS OF SEA DUTY VARIABLES UPON RETENTION, MOTIVATION AND PERFORMANCE OF U. S. NAVAL PERSONNEL.
AMERICAN INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH SILVER SPRING MD
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The purpose of the research was to investigate the effects of sea duty on retention, motivation and performance. Two separate approaches were employed. One approach consisted of performing analyses on data obtained from personnel records and ships operating data to examine the relationship of sea duty to retentionmotivation. The other approach consisted of performing a literature review to determine the effects of sea duty environments on performance. Personnel assigned to sea duty are more likely to be lost to the Navy than personnel assigned to shore duty. There were clear differences between re-enlistees and losses with respect to 15 variables sea duty and biographical information. The relationships were especially strong for the first re-enlistment group. The direction of the differences suggests that less time at sea or more varied assignments during the first enlistment period improve retention rates. Re-enlistees are characterized as having higher average pay grade, age and number of dependents. Author
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations