Values, Preferences and Perceptions Concerning Military Services: Part II
Technical rept., 1 Jul- 31 Dec 1973
MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR INST FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH
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The report continues an analysis of perceptions and attitudes concerning military service, and the way they are linked to views relevant to enlistment. Data are based on a sixteen-page self-completed questionnaire administered to a national sample of civilians and a cross-section of Navy personnel. The broadest finding of the research is that attitudes about enlistment, and also plans for re-enlistment among Navy men, are closely linked to a wide range of other views about the military services and their mission. The findings suggest that, under present conditions, an all-volunteer force is likely to recruit and retain personnel from only part of the ideological range found in the civilian population. The very individuals who are needed to broaden the balance in the Navy are the least likely to enlist--or re-enlist.