Accession Number:

ADA024816

Title:

Predicting Attrition: An empirical Study at the United States Air Force Academy

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE MILITARY PERSONNEL CENTER RANDOLPH AFB TEX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

The research contained in this report describes an analytical framework through which voluntary attrition can be predicted. The approach incorporates Marshallian Utility Theory and a Maximum Likelihood Estimation procedure to evaluate a specific individuals propensity to attrit. The approach was tested twice at the United States Air Force Academy where it was able to correctly predict over a third of the voluntary losses a priori on a by-name basis. These results indicate that the approach has practical usefulness as an operational tool. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE