Accession Number:

AD0720408

Title:

The Effectiveness of Navy Incentive Programs -- Some Methodological Considerations and Preliminary Findings.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA INST OF NAVAL STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

72.0

Abstract:

In addition to providing a review of some of the pertinent literature, the study contains an examination of certain of the dynamics of incentive effectiveness both in terms of the environmental conditions involved and the patterns of needs and motives of the men toward whom the incentives are directed. The uses and limitations of four classes of criteria frequently employed in incentive evaluation are considered from a methodological point of view. These criteria are reenlistment rate, proficiency, adjustment adequacy and cost-effectiveness. Where feasible, these criteria are used to assess the effectiveness of three Navy incentive programs. Typical research designs recommended for the evaluation of programs such as STAR, SCORE and NESEP are described. Also, some considerations as to the directions Naval incentive planning might take in the future are presented. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE