Reenlistee/Non-Reenlistee Profiles and Prediction of Reenlistment Potential.
Final rept. Mar 72-Mar 77,
AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TEX
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A total of 3,062 enlisted personnel were administered an attitude and opinion survey after 33 to 45 months of service. When the career decisions of the population sample were obtained, distributional analyses of the biographical, aptitudinal, and attitudinal variables were obtained to develop profiles of individuals with varying reenlistment outcomes. The survey response data were used to investigate the feasibility of developing a reenlistment potential index derived from the noncognitive and cognitive variables which could be used to predict an individuals career decision. The multiple correlation of the composite developed from these data was .55 upon cross-application, the multiple R was .51. Using the reenlistment potential equation, 81 of the sample population at time of enlistment could have been correctly identified as to their ultimate reenlistment status. Although 56 of the reenlistees would have been incorrectly identified as non-reenlistees, only 6 of those who actually left service would have been incorrectly identified as reenlistees. Author
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