A Study of Marine Corps Transfers: Expectations, Work Stress, Norms, and Information Sources
TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION COLL OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
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This paper reports an exploratory effort to understand more fully the transfer socialization processes experienced by a selected group of Marine Corps personnel. Major issues addressed are 1 expectations held prior to a military transition to a new duty assignment and subsequent accuracy of these expectations, 2 work stressors experienced during transition and coping mechanisms, 3 changes in norms following unit transfer, and 4 sources of information about the transfer and accuracy of the sources. The report summarizes preliminary analyses performed on the data gathered from a Marine Corps battalion before and during a transfer from Camp Pendleton to Okinawa.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations