Navy Career Motivation Programs in an All-Volunteer Condition: I. A Cognitive Map of Career Motivation
AMERICAN INSTITUTES FOR RESEARCH SILVER SPRING MD
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The report traces the development of a model of Navy career motivation under the all-volunteer condition. This is an outgrowth of three interview studies in which information about factors influential in enlistment and reenlistment decision was elicited. Interviewee samples included men who were at various stages of considering enlistment in the Navy, as well as personnel in three shortage ratings at four points in their first enlistment. Key influences affecting enlistment decisions are explored. On the basis of these interview data, a longitudinal model of career motivation is described and key points that may be susceptible to administrative intervention are cited. A set of suggestions from administrative experiments and possible means for implementing indicated changes aiming to enhance career motivation are then offered.
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