Reserve Component Attitude Study Wave V. 1982 Tracking Study. Volume 1. Major Findings and Implications.
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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. The study is conducted through a random digit dialing telephone survey of the NPS respondents. The veterans sample was selected from listings provided by the Department of Defense. In 1983 RCAS underwent a reconfiguration and was renamed Veterans Attitude Tracking Study VATS. The purpose of RCAS is to discover issues relevant to enhancing the number and quality of those enlisting in National Guard and Reserve Forces. Data was collected to determine individuals reasons for wanting to enlist in the GuardReserve from samples of Prior service PS men and women and Non-prior NPS service men and women. Individuals sampled were divided into categories of those with a negative propensity to enlist and those with a positive propensity to enlist.
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