Accession Number:

ADA386283

Title:

Career Plans and Military Propensity of Hispanic Youth: Interviews with 1997 Youth Attitude Tracking Study Respondents

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

WESTAT INC ROCKVILLE MD

Report Date:

2000-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

101.0

Abstract:

This report presents the findings from interviews with Hispanic respondents to the 1997 Youth Attitude Tracking Study. A total of 40 Hispanic youth between 16 and 21 were selected along dimensions of country of origin and propensity for military service. A semi-structured interview guide was developed for the study. The guide covered the major issues or topics of interest. Interviewers were trained to ask open-ended questions in the areas of interest, and let the youth talk. In this way, the study was able gather information that reflects issues or topics that the young men thought were important. Major area of interest career decision-making, approaches to decision-making, and understanding propensity of Hispanic youth.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE