Accession Number:

ADA149170

Title:

A Study of Issues Related to Recruitment of Enlisted Personnel for the Reserve Components. Volume 1. Major Findings and Recommendations 1979 Tracking Study. Wave 2

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ASSOCIATES FOR RESEARCH IN BEHAVIOR INC PHILADELPHIA PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

209.0

Abstract:

The Reserve Component Attitude Study RCAS is an annual series from 1978 to 1982 surveying the propensity of men and women to enlist in the Selected Reserve Forces GuardReserve. RCAS 1979, Issues Related to Recruitment of Enlisted Personnel for the Reserve Components, was conducted in the Fall of 1979. It surveyed 2,473 NPS males and females 17 12 to 26 years old and 1,941 male and female veterans. 1st term eligible for re-enlistment. Volume I of the study contains the Major Findings and Recommendations. Overall propensities show serious declines. The data show several factors related to Propensity such as beliefs about the GuardReserve and about the value of GuardReserve participation on ones resume and positive attitudes toward a peacetime draft registration. In addition, the study shows a need for GuardReserve awareness advertising because the GuardReserve is only somewhat different from the active military. Finally from these factors associated with propensity, a set of recommendations to enhance GuardReserve units reduce distrust of job training promises and convert negative propensity individuals to positive through the use of incentives.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE