Factors Influencing the Career Orientation of Junior Officers in the United States Army.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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This thesis investigates the factors influencing the occupational decisions of junior Army officers in the combat, combat support, and combat service support occupational groups. Cross tabulation, multiple regression, and discriminant analysis are utilized to examine the potential motivational factors involved in making career decisions. Comparisons of military and civilian job attributes and satisfaction with military like are found to be important variables affecting the career decisions of junior officers. This study should provide personnel managers and policy makers with a better understanding of those factors which influence the career decisions of junior officers within and among occupational groups. Keywords Military Manpower, Officer Retention, Turnover, Army Officer Career Decision Making, Careers. Author
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations