Development and Evaluation of a Career Continuance Model for Company Grade Officers in the United States Army
Final rept. Mar 2006-May 2009
PERSONNEL DECISIONS RESEARCH INST MINNEAPOLIS MN
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We present a dynamic model of company grade officer career continuance that is designed to inform future interventions intended to retain company grade officers, as well as to inform future research to enhance understanding of the retention process. Both a taxonomic model and a process model are presented, with the taxonomic model defining the constructs included in the process model, and the process model specifying relationships between constructs. A number of moderator variables are hypothesized, which are especially important for suggesting interventions to increase retention. Those moderator variables are consistent with interventions implemented as part of project STAY, and also suggest future interventions beyond the scope of that project. We conducted an initial evaluation of the model using a data obtained from existing officer surveys and tracking databases, and b evaluations of the interventions implemented as part of this project. We found empirical support for several hypotheses derived from the model, and suggest directions for future research.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Forces and Organizations