Dual Army Career Couples: Factors Related to the Career Intentions of Men and Women
Final rept. Jan 1985-Aug 1987
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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In 1985, surveys designed specifically to address the issues most relevant to dual Army career couples were administered to 149 officers and 405 enlisted personnel in dual Army career marriages. Using a series of multiple regression analyses, relationships between career intentions and a number of work, dual Army career, and family-related factors were assessed separately for men and women. Results indicated that for both men and women, family concerns e.g., pregnancy, children, assignments accounted for variance in career intentions over and above the effects of work-related variables e.g., pay and benefits, Army satisfaction traditionally associated with retention. However, even in regressions including time in service, enlistedofficer status, and work-related variables as well as the family concern items, only about one-third of the variance in career intentions was explained. The results suggest that additional factors not captured in the models tested here are salient in the career-decision process of dual Army career couples.
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