Accession Number : AD0636213

Title :   THE CAREER MOTIVATION SURVEY: OVERALL ATTITUDE AND REENLISTMENT TRENDS.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.

Corporate Author : NAVAL PERSONNEL RESEARCH ACTIVITY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Glickman, A. S.

Report Date : JUN 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : An overview is presented of changes during the first enlistment, in attitudes toward the Navy and in reenlistment intentions of 9,000 men who entered the Navy in the Fall of 1956 on Regular Navy enlistments and were of Mental Levels I, II, and III. Attitudes declined progressively with time. The sharpest decline, reflected also in reenlistment intentions, occurred in the four months following recruit training. Reenlistment intentions were highest during recruit training, lowest during the first half of the third year, and turned upward during the fourth year. The number of ''undecided'' declined progressively. The trends suggest that impetus be given to work on developing ''pro-Navy'' reenlistment-oriented attitudes from the first day of recruit training, if not before, with special attention being given to improving the transition from ''boot'' to ''sailor.'' Development of relatively long-range forecasting of reenlistment rate appears to be possible. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NAVAL PERSONNEL, *MOTIVATION), ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), RECRUITING, TRAINING

Subject Categories : Humanities and History
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE