Accession Number : AD0713638

Title :   COMPARISON OF SELF-MOTIVATED AIR FORCE ENLISTERS WITH DRAFT-MOTIVATED ENLISTEES,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Valentine,Lonnie D. , Jr. ; Vitola,Bart M.

Report Date : JUL 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Since World War 2, the Air Force has relied upon voluntary enlistments to maintain its force structure, but, it is recognized that many airmen are motivated to enlist by the prospect of being drafted for the Army. As the services move toward an all-volunteer force, it is important to understand the impact of such a move on the characteristics of Air Force input. With this objective, two groups of basic trainees were defined in terms of their draft vulnerability at the time of enlistment and their stated attitude toward enlistment in the absence of a draft. These groups, identified as self-motivated and draft-motivated enlistees, were compared on a number of dimensions. From comparative data derived from the subjects' responses to a biographical survey and an attitude survey, statistically significant differences are noted between the two groups. The data suggest that military service can be made more attractive to draft-motivated enlistees by restructuring the personnel system in some regards. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, BACKGROUND), (*MOTIVATION, STATISTICAL DATA), (*RECRUITING, MOTIVATION), REVIEWS, EDUCATION, SOCIOMETRICS, ECONOMICS, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), ACHIEVEMENT TESTS, QUESTIONNAIRES

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE