Accession Number : AD0720698

Title :   An Analysis of West Point Graduates' Attrition Rates and Their Use in Prediction Models.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Oehrlein,Richard Vincent

Report Date : APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : Data on attrition rates of West Point graduates is collected and analyzed. The departure intervals during which attrition occurs are classified as wartime or peacetime for the various class groups. When such departure intervals for successive class groups are given the same classification, attrition rates remain stationary over short time periods. In situations when the departure intervals are given dissimilar classifications, ratios of peacetime-wartime attrition rates are calculated. An analysis of such attrition rates leads to the formulation of a model to estimate attrition. Use of the model and areas for further study are outlined. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OFFICER PERSONNEL, ATTRITION), STATISTICAL DATA, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, TIME, THESES

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE