Promotion Opportunities of Minorities to the Controlled Grades in the Navy Nurse Corps
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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Nursing is an overwhelmingly white, female occupation, a situation that has continued despite years of shortages in the nurse labor market as well as a general blurring of gender and racialethnic roles in society. This them analyzes the promotion opportunities of minorities which includes men in nursing to the controlled grades in the Navy Nurse Corps. Data are drawn from the Officer Master Files and the Officer Summary Records. Multivariate logistic regression models are estimated for each controlled grade the models control for demographic, education, and Navy experience factors. Minority status and gender are found to be statistically insignificant at the Captain and Commander selection levels however, at the Lieutenant Commander selection level, gender and minority status have a statistically significant negative effect on promotion. The thesis suggests further areas of research that will be necessary to identify other performance factors that may be associated with promotion differences by raceethnic or gender status.... Nurse, Nursing promotion, Minorities, Multivariate analysis, Logistic regression, Navy nurse corps, Promotion opportunities.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations