Accession Number:

ADA238754

Title:

The Effects of Selective Reenlistment Bonuses. Part 1. Background and Theoretical Issues

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 90-Mar 91,

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

In order to manage its Selective Reenlistment Bonus SRB program effectively, the U.S. Army needs reliable information about the effects of SRBs on reenlistment rates at the Military Occupational Speciality MOS level. Until recently, research has not addressed the reenlistment decision, bias due to population heterogeneity, and interaction between compensation policy and retention. This research examines these fundamental issues and suggests techniques for their application at the MOS level. It highlights the importance of 1 understanding institutional details of compensation policy, including the role of SRBs 2 defining random error terms in the empirical analyses and 3 using longitudinal research data.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE