Accession Number : AD0751488

Title :   Postservice Occupational and Educational Plans of First-Tour Military Personnel Nearing Separation from the Service.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Mar 71-Mar 72,

Corporate Author : HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Hoehn,Arthur J.

Report Date : MAY 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 154

Abstract : A study was made of several aspects of the postservice educational and occupational plans of first-tour enlisted personnel nearing separation from military service. Data were collected using a questionnaire administered at military sites during September-December, 1971. Usable returns were obtained from 3946 men from four services: Air Force, 481; Army, 942; Marine Corps, 783; and Navy, 1740. Analyses were made to characterize the postservice plans of the respondents and to identify correlates of these plans. A large majority of the men said they wanted to enter full-time employment soon after leaving the service. Almost half indicated they already had a part- or full-time job promised. Most men expected to be in full-time work one year postservice, but four out of ten were not very definite about the type of work they would be in. Although most men expect to pursue full-time work, results show a widespread interest in further training or education. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MILITARY PERSONNEL, *EDUCATION), (*EMPLOYMENT, MILITARY PERSONNEL), DECISION MAKING, PREDICTIONS, SEPARATION, CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, TRAINING, STATISTICAL DATA

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE