Accession Number:

ADA458765

Title:

Modeling Army Applicants' Job Choices: The Enlisted Personnel Allocation System (EPAS) Simulation Job Choice Model (JCM)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Apr 2004-Jan 2005

Corporate Author:

HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA

Report Date:

2006-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

78.0

Abstract:

To ensure that the EPAS Field Test Simulation provides a realistic and unbiased evaluation of the optimization potential of EPAS, a model simulating Army applicants job choice decisions is needed. This report summarizes development and evaluation of an empirically-grounded Job Choice Model JCM, which relates applicants aptitude scores, demographic characteristics, and job opportunity attributes including monetary incentives to their actual choices. As with real-world applicant decisions, it will be possible under the JCM for a given applicant to decide not to join the Army not access. Similarly, if the applicant elects to join the Army access, the JCM can simulate the applicants choice of one of the many MOS reception-station date job opportunities from their job list. By sequentially modeling actual applicants choice behavior, the JCM provides a realistic approximation of applicants decision-making processes for simulation purposes. Evaluation of the JCM demonstrates that the model effectively simulates applicants job choice decisions.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Operations Research
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE