Accession Number : AD0663564

Title :   NAVY RECRUITMENT SURVEY.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL PERSONNEL PROGRAM SUPPORT ACTIVITY WASHINGTON D C PERSONNEL SURVEYS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Dupuy,Harold J. ; Deimel,Robert W.

Report Date : SEP 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : The report describes the results of a survey which was conducted to obtain information on the motivating influences affecting the decision to enlist/reenlist in the Navy. Survey questionnaires were mailed to U. S. Navy recruiting stations throughout the country with the instruction that the recruiter in charge administer them during the week of 17 - 22 July 1967 to the first five enlistees/reenlistees (no females) immediately following their enlistment/reenlistment. Questions on this survey concerned specific motivations for enlisting or reenlisting in the Navy. A space was also provided for a write-in response if the main reason(s) for one's enlisting were not mentioned in the survey. Findings reveal that 'Opportunity to get technical training,' 'Desire to travel,' 'Desire to fulfill military obligation at own time of choice,' and 'Desire for a Navy career' were the most important personal reasons of the enlistees/reenlistees to enter the Navy. The influence of 'Friends in service,' and 'Parents' were also important motivating forces. The results provide the most important reasons and motivations for entering the Navy at the present time. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RECRUITING, NAVAL PERSONNEL), MOTIVATION, QUESTIONNAIRES, PUBLIC RELATIONS, DECISION MAKING

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE