Variables Predictive of Eligibility and Reenlistment in Three Shipboard Ratings.
Final rept. 1 Nov 80-30 Sep 81,
NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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Three enlisted ratings boiler technician, hull maintenance technician, and operations specialist were analyzed using a little used multivariate technique THAID. Recommendation for reenlistment of each member and the actual reenlistment discharge outcome were studied in relationship to a wide range of assignment factors e.g., durations of assignments, sea vs. shore designations, and ship characteristics. It was found that duration of the first duty assignment was highly correlated with reenlistment. Unauthorized absences and ship type at the first duty station interacted to predict maximally recommendation for reenlistment. Sea duty for the last assignment prior to reenlistmentdischarge presaged reenlistment, as did being married. Greatly differing probabilities of reenlistment can be obtained by subgrouping potential reenlistees on the basis of the duration of the first duty assignment, sea vs. shore designation of the last assignment, and marital status. Author
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations