Personnel Reactions to Incentives, Naval Conditions and Experiences (PRINCE): Demographic and Background Information, Expectations, Attitudes, Values and Motivations of New Recruits.
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NAVAL PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LAB WASHINGTON D C
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As part of a longitudinal study of the reactions of enlisted personnel incentives, Naval conditions and experiences, information on backgrounds, expectations, attitudes, values and motivations were obtained at entry into the Navy from 6,795 recruits in Categories I, II and III on AFQT. New recruits see the Navy more frequently as an environment in which they can satisfy some short term goal. The single most important reason for joining the Navy was to get technical training, need of time to find out what they wanted to do with their lives, and not wanting to wait until they are drafted. On the basis of a comparison of their educational achievement to date with that of their parents, and their occupational goals with the current occupations of their fathers, it appears that many recruits are interested in upward social mobility. Author
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