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Delayed Entry Program (DEP) Attrition: Recruits, Recruiters, Contracts, and Economics.
Final rept. Oct 93-Sep 94,
NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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Attrition from the DEP continues to be a costly problem. It raises recruiting and taaining costs. This repon documents the results of an investigation of historical Navy DEP behavior. It identifies factors that impact DEP attrition, and presents the specification and results of a DEP attrition forecasting model. The factors are grouped into five categories individual attributes, DEP contract factors, recruiter attributes, economic factors, and other control factors. The individual attributes of the recruit have a significant impact on the probability of attriting from the DEP. Those variables that characterize the DEP contract and are modifications to a contract were also significant indicators of DEP attrition. The results from the recruiter variables were, in general, disappointing. The remaining economic variable produced mixed results. This model can serve as the foundation for a DEP management system that can alert recruiting rnanagers to potential DEP attrition problems.
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