Accession Number:

ADA065386

Title:

Personal and Organizational Determinants of Enlisted Attrition

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Nov 1977-1 Feb 1978

Corporate Author:

NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENTCENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

87.0

Abstract:

This study was conducted to determine the relative influence of various individual and organizational factors on first-term enlisted attrition. A longitudinal design was employed whereby a cohort of first-term recruits both A school and apprentice school personnel was tracked over a 12-month period. Results indicated that 1 first-year attrition was significantly higher for experimental group personnelwho were eligible for voluntary separation than for control group personnel, 2 attrition rates were higher for apprentice personnel than A school personnel, 3 separation decisions were related to preservice demographic characteristics, family and home problems, attitudes toward the Navy formed during recruit training, and in-service discrepancies between expectations and experiences, and 4 the work environment explained more variance in later separations and individual characteristics, more variance in early separationsi.e., within the first 6 months.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE