Accession Number:

ADA143108

Title:

Youth Attitude Tracking Study. Volume 1. Spring 1977.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

MARKET FACTS INC CHICAGO IL PUBLIC SECTOR RESEARCH CORP

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

190.0

Abstract:

YATS 1977 conducted 5520 interviews in the Spring and 5280 in the Fall. The Spring report concluded that a greater proportion of young men between the ages of 16 and 21 have graduated high school and are now working full-time in civilian occupations. It showed two job attributes that young men perceived as attainable in the service teaches you a valuable trade or skill and a career you can be proud of. perceived unattainable job attributes were good benefits for you and your family, job you want, and opportunity to better your life. Self-reported school enrollment in general dropped according to this study as did self-reported academic quality. In addition, more than 12 of the positive propensity group said they would be more likely to enlist if starting pay were increased by 50.00 a month. Only about one sixth of the negative propensity group said they would be more likely to enlist. The Fall survey found that positive propensity for all four services declined from the previous year.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE