Accession Number:

ADA136719

Title:

Navy Hispanic Recruitment: Analyses of Navy Recruit Command Data.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

Data in two tapes obtained from the Navy Recruit Command were analyzed. Though the number of Hispanics in the tapes was limited, some tentative conclusions are possible. a The profile of Hispanics differs from that of Mainstream recruits in that the Hispanics are older, are more likely to be married, have more dependents, and are less likely to pass the AFQT. b Clues obtained in this analysis and in a review of other studies Triandis, 1983 suggest the need for the Navy to utilize a more personal approach in Hispanic recruitment, to provide training to high school students particularly in districts with a large Hispanic population concerning the way bureaucracies function, to review the validity of mental tests now in use for the Hispanics in the U.S., and to increase the number of Hispanics in the U.S. Navy who act as career consultants for Hispanic high school students.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE