Accession Number : AD0714840

Title :   Six Year Obligor Programs: A Study of Factors Influencing Entry.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Broedling,Laura A.

Report Date : NOV 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 167

Abstract : The report presents the results of a study designed primarily to determine which factors induce men to enter Six Year Obligor Programs. Survey questionnaires were mailed during February 1970 to a representative sample of men who had entered Six Year Obligor Programs since January 1966. The results were presented for the total group as well as for each of the four Six year Obligor groups which are managed individually in the Bureau of Naval Personnel. The chance to receive special or advanced technical training had by far the most influence on the entry decisions of the most men. The chance to do interesting, challenging work, the chance for rapid advancement, and the chance to be in a rating or program with prestige were important secondary influences. The chance to get VRB and the chance to get ProPay had only slight influence. It was concluded that changing the present incentive structure so that VRB would be given only for a reenlistment or extension of two or more years beyond the initial six year obligation would not result in any substantial loss of applicants to the programs, holding other factors equal. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NAVAL PERSONNEL, *RECRUITING), DECISION MAKING, MOTIVATION, QUESTIONNAIRES, NAVAL TRAINING, SALARIES, STATISTICAL DATA

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE