Accession Number : ADA115740

Title :   Personnel Effectiveness and Premature Attrition in the All-Volunteer Navy.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL HEALTH RESEARCH CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Gunderson,E K Eric ; Hoiberg,Anne

PDF Url : ADA115740

Report Date : Jun 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The study examined changes in personnel effectiveness indicators for Navy enlistees over the past decade and specifically compared effectiveness and premature attrition before and after enlistment of the All-Volunteer Force (AVF). Rates of unauthorized absence, desertion, demotions, advancement, and overall effectiveness were determined for male Caucasian first-term enlistees by occupational specialty, General Classification Test score, and year of enlistment. Results indicated that personnel effectiveness has declined among Navy enlisted men, and this decline began before and continued after AVF. Engineering and Hull personnel, particularly Boiler Technicians, and Deck personnel showed the largest increases in UA and desertion rates. Boiler Technicians also have shown increases in hospital admissions over the same period. Recent studies aboard ship have identified important environmental and organizational stresses that affect personnel effectiveness and health. (Author)

Descriptors :   *All volunteer, *Attrition, *Naval personnel, Navy, Rates, Males, Caucasians, Enlisted personnel, Operational effectiveness, Indicators

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE