Accession Number:

ADA386286

Title:

Youth, Work, and Military Service: Findings from Two Decades of Monitoring the Future National Samples of American Youth

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE MANPOWER DATA CENTER ARLINGTON VA

Report Date:

2000-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

344.0

Abstract:

This report examines the work-related attitudes and experiences of high school seniors and young adults, using questionnaire data from the Monitoring the Future project covering nearly a quarter century. This summary provides brief highlights of the report. This report considers four interrelated research questions, which may be of general interest to those concerned with youth and vocational development, and which should be of particular interest to those concerned with military personnel and recruitment 1. How can we characterize the work-related attitudes and values of high school seniors in recent years those who were students in the nineties 2. Have these attitudes and values changed importantly during the past quarter-century specifically, since 1976 3. Do high school seniors expecting to enter military service show marked differences from their classmates, on average, along any of these attitude and value dimensions And have any such differences changed appreciably since 1976 4. Do high school graduates who actually enter military service differ from their classmates who enter college, or from their classmates who enter civilian employment, along any of these attitude and value dimensions If so, to what extent are such differences evident during the senior year of high school indicating self-selection, and to what extent do they emerge after entry into the different post-high school environments indicating socialization

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE