A Tracking Study Regarding Issues Related to Recruitment of Enlisted Personnel for the Reserve Components. Wave I. Fall 1978. Volume 2.
ASSOCIATES FOR RESEARCH IN BEHAVIOR INC PHILADELPHIA PA
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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 Veterans males. The following are conclusions of the 1978 study The baseline data on propensity indicated a large pool of positive propensity individuals. Knowledge of the requirements of the GuardReserve is low among NPS individuals with positive propensities to enlist. The six-year initial enlistment requirement for Non-prior Service persons reduces the pool of positive propensity individuals significantly. Non-high school graduate, 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 a 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 males 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 Volume II of RCAS 1978. It is an analytical volume written for readers quantitative skills who want technical details on the study design, methodology, data collection procedures, and data analysis. Author
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations