A Model to Predict Retention and Attrition of Hispanic-Americans in the Navy.
TEMPLE UNIV PHILADELPHIA PA MERIT CENTER
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After an exhaustive review of the cross-cultural literature on Hispanic-Americans, a longitudinal model was developed to explain and predict decisions to stay in or leave the Navy. The model approaches the decisions from the point of view of the individual, positing that staying or leaving depends on the continual interaction of background variables, feelings at entry, experiences in the Navy, and a general sense of commitment to the Navy. Experiences in the Navy are either social or occupational in nature, and staying or leaving depends in large part on the degree of integration felt by the individual into the social and occupational systems of the Navy. Areas in which research is presently lacking are noted with suggestions for future research on Hispanic-Americans and their relation to the Navy. Author
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations