Accession Number:

ADA244534

Title:

Youth Attitude Tracking Study: Propensity Report

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

WESTAT INC ROCKVILLE MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

117.0

Abstract:

The Fall 1990 Communications and Enlistment Decision StudiesYouth Attitude Tracking Study III CEDSYATS III was conducted between December 12, 1990 and February 7, 1991. Approximately 10,000 males and females, between 16 and 24 years of age, were included in the survey. The demographic characteristics of respondents exhibited several expected patterns given the findings from previous surveys. For example, school, employment, and material status were all found to be related to respondent age. The questionnaire also asked youth a variety of questions about the likelihood of their serving in the active Military Services i.e., Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard or Reserve Military Services i.e., National Guard and Reserves in the near future. Finally, enlistment likelihood, or propensity, was examined with respect to recent events in the Middle East. The Fall 1990 YATS III provides valuable information about their enlistment propensity especially as global events become increasingly dramatic. Enlisting in the Armed Forces, particularly for younger males, continues to be viewed as a viable career option for nearly one-third of 16-24 year-old males and slightly over one-tenth of 16-24 year-old females.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE