Accession Number:

ADA046270

Title:

Reserve Enlistment Motivation

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 1976-Feb 1977

Corporate Author:

HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

1977-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

97.0

Abstract:

The objectives of this research were to identify enlistment motivation and incentive patterns among 455 new U.S. Army Reserve USAR enlistees. Questionnaires were administered to non-prior service males who enlisted in the second half of calendar year 1976. The results showed that opportunity to learn new skills, earn extra money, and expand career opportunities, were the predominant reasons given for joining the USAR. The most negative aspects of Reserve enlistment were reported to be the length of enlistment obligation and physical appearance requirements.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE