Accession Number:

AD0691408

Title:

PERSONNEL REACTIONS TO INCENTIVES, NAVAL CONDITIONS AND EXPERIENCES (PRINCE). I. STUDY PLAN,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LAB WASHINGTON D C MOTIVATIONAL AND SURVEY RESEARCH DIV

Report Date:

1969-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

The report presents a detailed plan for studying naval incentives, conditions, experiences and other aspects of Navy life as they relate to the reenlistment intentions and decisions of first term Navy men. Background characteristics, expectations, family and friends influences, duty assignments and satisfaction will also be studied. Previous military retention studies indicate that factors such as these are directly related to reenlistment behavior. Unlike the earlier studies, this plan represents the first large scale in-depth longitudinal study of these factors on Navy men. The longitudinal approach will make it possible to determine 1 how and when attitudes toward the Navy change over time as a function of service experiences, 2 what the causal relationships are between conditions in the Navy environment and attitudes toward the Navy, 3 when the reenlistment decision crystallizes and which conditions exert the most influence on this decision. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE