Attitudes Toward the Hometown Recruiter Assistance Program: A Discriminant Analysis
ARMY RECRUITING COMMAND FORT SHERIDAN IL
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USAREC Regulation 601-64 provides the following definition of the Program The Hometown Recruiter Assistance Program HRAP is designed to help meet the increasing high school diploma graduatehigh school senior HSDGHSSR requirement by returning enlisted HSDG soldier to their hometowns as recruiter aides. The aides assist the local recruiter by developing setting up appointments for recruiter interviews leads for local recruiters which ultimately result in enlistments. Of the recruiters responding to the 1984 Recruiter Survey who had experience with the Hometown Recruiter Assistance Program HRAP, a majority were positive in their support. This study sues discriminant analysis to distinguish those who responded that HRAP has an adverse impact on mission accomplishment form the majority. Findings show that respondents who find HRAP deleterious are more likely than their colleagues to respond negatively about other USAREC programs, policies, and practices. Keywords Attitudes HRAP Hometown Discriminant analysis Recruiter survey Discriminating variable Negative group Positive group Bivariate comparison Mission accomplishment Military manpower Aide Survey Recruiter Aide.
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