Accession Number:

ADA282636

Title:

Perceptions of Army Officers in a Changing Army

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 1988-Apr 1994

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the Longitudinal Research on Officer Careers LROC research project was to track the changes in attitudes and career experiences of company grade officers over time to identify the individual, organizational, psychosocial, and family factors that influence officer career decisions and to investigate the effects of policy change and world events on the attitudes and career decisions of officers. The LROC survey was conducted annually from 1988 to 1992. Interviews were also conducted in 1991. This report highlights results from the four surveys and the interviews. Specifically, the report focuses on the factors that potentially influence career decisions, namely, organizational identification, jobcareer issues, and the perceived impact of downsizing. Results indicate that-officers participating in the LROC project were strongly committed to the Army however, they were more concerned and less confident about their career prospects in 1992 than they were in 1988. About 35-40 of the officers were not in the branch of their choice. This branch mismatch negatively influenced their job and career satisfaction and-their perceptions of their career prospects. Attitudes, Company grade officers, Branching, Retention, Career experiences, Downsizing, Career intentions

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE