The 1985 Army Experience Survey: Tabular Descriptions of Enlisted Retirees. Volume 2
Final rept. Sep 1984-Dec 1985
WESTAT INC ROCKVILLE MD
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This document is one of a series of ten reports Technical Report, Research Note, and Research Products which provide background information on, descriptions of methodology for, and documentation of, the 1985 Army Experience Survey AES. This research product is Volume II of a two-volume set of crosstables describing enlisted retirees from the U.S. Army. Tabulation volumes contain an introduction to the AES report series sections overviewing the project and methodology and a chapter explaining how to read and interpret the tabulations. This text is supplemented by technical appendixes containing an annotated copy the mail version of the AES instrument Appendix A the telephone version of the AES instrument Appendix B and coding schemes used to categorize responses to open-ended questions Appendix C. The other major component of the tabulation volume is comprised of two-way tables of survey variables crossed with five banner variables. Volume I presents tables of selected survey items for enlisted retirees with the following five banner variables respondent gender, race, AFQT category, time since separating, and term of first enlistment. Volume II contains tables with five different banner variables respondents current residence recruiting brigade, pre-Army education level, marital status at Army separation, military skill groupings, and perceived value of Army experience. Companion volumes are also available for three other separation groups, i.e., first-term separatees, first-term attritees, and mid-career separatees. Keywords Veteran attitudes, Veteran experiences.
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