Attitudes of Youth Toward Military Service in a Zero-Draft Environment: Results of a National Survey Conducted in November 1972
HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA
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The study analyzed the 1972 results of a continuing DoD national survey aimed at studying the enlistment motivation and attitudes toward military service of American youth. A total of 1,924 male youths, aged 16 to 21 years, were interviewed during a period of low draft calls, reduced troop levels in Vietnam, and increased service pay allowances. Topics covered included their willingness to enlist in the active service under a zero-draft condition, to volunteer for active service as officers, and their views on enlistment incentives, service preference, and career objectives.
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