Accession Number : AD0730593

Title :   Characteristics of Air Force Enlistees Related to Draft Vulnerability.

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB LACKLAND AFB TEX PERSONNEL DIV

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

Report Date : JUN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : Although the Air Force has relied on voluntary enlistments to maintain its force strength, it is recognized that a major portion of first-term airmen are motivated to enlist by the prospect of being drafted. On the basis of draft vulnerability, the accessions for 1970 were categorized into four groups defined in terms of draft pressure. These groups, designated as high, moderate, and low draft-pressure and draft non-eligible, were compared on various dimensions. Compared to the other groups, the aptitude test performance of the low-pressure group was low. There were significant differences between the draft non-eligible group, the other groups, and the total sample. In all comparisons on test performance, there were marked differences between racial subgroups, but only moderate differences within draft-pressure groups. The data suggest that, under a reduced draft or zero-draft conditions, manpower resources at the higher aptitude levels will be more limited than presently is the case. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, *MOTIVATION), (*RECRUITING, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL), VULNERABILITY, APTITUDE TESTS, MANPOWER

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE