Accession Number:

ADA073965

Title:

Naval Aviator Retention: Predicting Retention and Identifying Related Variables.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1979-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

95.0

Abstract:

The research described in this thesis was directed toward determining the feasibility of using the Navys HRM Survey to accurately predict aviator retention six to eighteen months in the future. Another objective was to determine if variables which discriminated Careerists from Resigness would provide sufficient understanding of retention behavior to enable Navy management to develop effective action plans aimed at solving aviator retention problems. Discriminant-function equations, in cross-validation, correctly classified 90 of the naval aviator sample into groups -- Careerists and Resignees. Additionally, discriminant-function analysis generated discriminating variables which provided insight into career retention behavior. Attitude measures, command climate and general satisfaction, were found to be highly correlated with personnel retention. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE