Accession Number : AD0721074

Title :   A Comparison of Retention of Category IVs and NON-IVs in Fifty-Eight Navy Ratings.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL PERSONNEL AND TRAINING RESEARCH LAB SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Cory,Charles H.

Report Date : MAR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The advent of Project 100,000 made it especially important to determine the best means of utilizing Category IV men in the Navy. In particular it became important to learn which ratings were most suitable for these men in terms of retention. A related interest is whether IVs have generally higher retention rates than personnel in other mental levels. The study involved analysis of data based on the men retained from a sample of approximately 19,500 men after an average of nine years service. After categorizing them by mental level within each of the ratings present in the sample, ratings and types of ratings most suitable for IVs in terms of long term retention were determined. Ratings having few or no IVs to which IVs might be suited for assignment were identified. Category IV personnel were found to have been retained at a substantially lower rate and to be present in substantially fewer ratings than men in the other mental levels. Despite the overall lower than average rate, for many ratings IVs had rates of retention substantially higher than other mental levels. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NAVAL PERSONNEL, ATTRITION), PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE