Accession Number:

ADA257778

Title:

Gender and Ethnic Effects in the 1990 Army Career Satisfaction Survey.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun-Sep 1992,

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

The 1990 Army Career Satisfaction Survey ACSS was developed to determine the attitudes of the Armys active duty force toward downsizing the U. S. Army. Selected items from the ACSS were analyzed to investigate ethnic andor gender differences in soldiers opinions and beliefs. Analyses focused on ACSS items that addressed career opportunities and intentions, perceptions of Army work and training, and attitudes toward the methods and results of downsizing. Results indicate that minority soldiers have more interest in an Army career and more confidence in their opportunities in the Army than White soldiers do. Among men, minority soldiers seem to believe that the knowledge, skills, and attitudes gained from their Army experience will have greater applicability to civilian work. This ethnic difference is not found among women. Regarding downsizing, minority soldiers are more optimistic about the Armys maintaining a high- quality force, but they are also more likely to believe that they will be targeted for separation.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE