Reserve Enlistment Motivation
Final rept. Jul 1976-Feb 1977
HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA
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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.
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