Accession Number:

ADA159763

Title:

Navy Delayed Entry Program Attrition Analysis

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

119.0

Abstract:

This thesis was conducted to identify various personal and organizational predictors of Navy enlisted personnel Delayed Entry Program DEP attrition. Every non-prior service male recruit who entered DEP in Fiscal Years 1980 through 1983 was tracked for 12 months from initial enlistment, to determine if he accessed or attrited from the Delayed Entry Program. Five models predicting attrition were developed, using logistic regression analysis. Two models were based on personal characteristics of DEP members, including age, educational status at DEP entry, mental category and race. A third model looked at the personal characteristics and the amount of time spent in DEP. The fourth model was based on the size of the Navys DEP pool, time in DEP and recruiting area. The fifth model looked at all the above variables. All the variables mentioned, with the exception of race, were found to be highly significant in predicting DEP attrition. This information should aid Navy managers in predicting and reducing DEP attrition. Keywords Delayed Entry Program DEP Attrition Analysis Navy Recruiting Predicting DEP Attrition Navy DEP attrition Recruiting.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE