Accession Number:

ADA149169

Title:

A Working Report on the Focus Group Sessions for the Research 'A Tracking Study Regarding Issues Related to Recruitment of Enlisted Personnel for the Reserve Components. Wave I. Fall, 1978. Supplement.

Descriptive Note:

Final draft rept.

Corporate Author:

ASSOCIATES FOR RESEARCH IN BEHAVIOR INC PHILADELPHIA PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

RCAS 1978, A Tracking Study Regarding Issues Related to Recruitment of Enlisted Personnel for the Reserve Components, included data collected from 1,580 NPS males, 1,502 NPS females, and 1,501 prior service males Veterans. The following are conclusions of the 1978 study The baseline data on propensity indicated a large pool of positive Potential Enlistees. Knowledge of the requirements of the GuardReserve is low among Potential Non-prior Service Enlistees. The six-year initial enlistment requirement for Non-prior Service persons reduces the pool of positive propensity Potential Enlistees significantly. Non-high school, positive propensity Potential Enlistees are effectively barred from enlistment by the existing structure of GuardReserve training and duty requirements. Four strategies were generated from this study Position the Guard and Reserves local and part-time forces with some community service functions change requirements for service and target the 19-21 year old segment of non-prior service male and non-prior service females stress pride and team membership in the local guard and Reserve units and encourage current Guardsmen and Reservists to introduce friends to the opportunities in the GuardReserve. This is a supplement to the study entitled A Working Report on the Focus Group Sessions for the Research A Tracking Study Regarding Issues Related to Recruitment of Enlisted Personnel for the Reserve Components.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE