Accession Number:

ADA359848

Title:

Analysis of Linkages Between Military Enlistment Plans and Behaviors,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR

Report Date:

1999-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

The Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel assigned the Army Research Institute ARI to identify and to evaluate factors that influence military enlistment propensity, the enlistment decision, and military career progression. As a part of that effort, researchers at the University of Michigan s Institute for Social Research contracted to analyze relevant data collected as part of the Monitoring the Future MTF survey from high school seniors and young adults. The MTF data set is unique among social science data collections because of its large national random samples and its cohort sequential design. Each year since 1975, random samples of approximately 17,000 high school seniors per year have provided responses to a 45-minute paper and pencil self-administered questionnaire. Approximately 2,400 young persons from each senior class are selected for follow-up data collections. Each young person in the follow-up is mailed a questionnaire every two years until reaching age 35. This cohort sequential design allowed MTF researchers to examine a variety of issues directly related to the charge given to ARI by the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE