Accession Number : AD0782563

Title :   The Design and Analysis of an Expectancy Theory Model for Predicting Early Retirement.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CORNELL UNIV ITHACA N Y

Personal Author(s) : Parker,Donald Fred

Report Date : AUG 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 222

Abstract : The research had two major goals: to design and test an extended expectancy theory motivational model to predict the choice between further service and early retirement, and to determine, based upon self-report measures whether objectively identifiable differences exist between subjects who have and have not chosen to retire early. A concurrent design was employed. Subjects of the study were 702 Regular Navy Officers who had previously attained retirement eligibility after twenty years of active service; 414 of the respondents were on active duty and 288 were retired. Data were collected using a mailed questionnaire to which almost three-fourths of the sample responded. It was concluded that in practical terms an expectancy theory model modified as suggested by this research holds promise for practical applications involving the prediction of early retirement and other forms of turnover. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Naval personnel, *Officer personnel, *Careers, *Decision making, Decision theory, Mathematical prediction, Mathematical models, Regression analysis, Hypotheses, Statistical processes

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE