Accession Number : AD0735100

Title :   Factors Related to the Retention of Naval Flight Surgeons.

Descriptive Note : Special rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL INST PENSACOLA FLA

Personal Author(s) : Moroney,William F. ; Bale,Ronald M.

Report Date : 26 AUG 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : Due to the demand for Navy flight surgeons and the undesirable low retention rate among Navy flight surgeons, two independent studies to identify factors relevant to the retention of flight surgeons were initiated. Academic performance and biographical data obtained from 424 flight surgeons who underwent flight surgeon training between January 1962 and February 1966 were examined. A questionnaire was designed to determine those reasons why physicians leave flight-surgeon status yet remain on active duty in the Navy but in other specialties. This aspect was selected because this unique group apparently had not rejected the military but had decided to specialize in an area other than aerospace medicine. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MEDICAL PERSONNEL, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT), (*OFFICER PERSONNEL, MEDICAL PERSONNEL), QUESTIONNAIRES, STATISTICAL DATA, MILITARY MEDICINE

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE