Accession Number : AD0690171

Title :   A FIRST LOOK AT THE IMPLICATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES AIR FORCE'S POLICY OF SEEKING THE MOST HIGHLY QUALIFIED MEN AVAILABLE FOR ENLISTMENT.

Descriptive Note : Masters thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Hinkle,Kenneth E. ; McCauley,William R.

Report Date : JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 186

Abstract : An empirical study was made of the measurable differences in reenlistment rates and pay grade attained among first term Airmen, using magnetic tape records of Airmen who enlisted from 1956 through 1962. Significant differences were found in the reenlistment rates and pay grade attained attributable to the qual-levels. The qual-level stratification indicates a negative correlation with reenlistment rates. The pay grade attained by the Airman indicated the opposite relationship. As qual-level increases, pay grade also increases; however, the results are less clear due to the consistent distortion in the time in service at which pay grade is observed for reenlistees as compared to non-reenlistees, and because the observations fail to reflect the time-in-grade of Airmen. It is recommended that further study be made using more extensive data. Information gained from such a study would be of value to the Air Force in planning for its manpower requirements. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, RECRUITING), STANDARDS, APTITUDE TESTS, QUALITY CONTROL, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, DATA PROCESSING, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, STATISTICAL DATA, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, THESES

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE