Accession Number:

ADA046618

Title:

Situational Determinants of Retention Decisions,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CALIF

Report Date:

1977-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Changes in intent to reenlist occurring between the beginning and end of 6- to 8-month overseas deployments were investigated in order to 1 ascertain the degree to which variations in work-related experiences are reflected in a reconsideration of the reenlistment decision, and 2 identify particular aspects of the work environment that were likely to influence reenlistment decisions. Respondees were 877 first-term enlistees analysis sample 424, validation sample 453 aboard nine U.S. Navy ships participating in a larger investigation of organizational and environmental factors which influence health, morale, and retention. Respondees completed a questionnaire at the beginning and end of their deployments. Results indicated that division specific variance beyond that provided by initial intent did exist. Additional analysis revealed three salient aspects of the work environment were related to changed intention Work Facilitation, Organizational Conflict, and Professional Esprit de Corps. Implications for management personnel were discussed and suggestions for future research in this area were made. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE