Quality of Life: Literature Review and Recommendations for Measurement of Military Outcomes
Final rept. Jan-Dec 1992
NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENTCENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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Given that an estimated 2 billion is spent annually by the Navy on Quality of Life QOL programs, meeting service members QOL need is of primary concern to the Navy. The purpose of this report is to review the literature in regards to the relationship of QOL and its impact on such military outcome variables as retention, attrition, performance, readiness, and recruitment. Conclusions from the review were that 1 Intent to reenlist was found to be one of the most potent predictors of retention, with other factors such as pay, services, housing, and job satisfaction, also, exerting their influence 2 certain demographics, such as gender, may impact the attrition decision with other variables such as initial fleet assignment, pay, and attraction to the military role also playing a contributing role and 3 desire to travel and the level of educationtraining provided by the Navy have been shown to influence recruitment enlistment. Recommendations included the need to further examine QOL domains and existing information about QOL domains and military outcomes should be used to construct a survey to examine their relationship. QOL, Retention, Attrition, Performance, Recruitment, Readiness.
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