Accession Number : ADA118200

Title :   Intergenerational Occupational Inheritance in the Department of Defense.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Personal Author(s) : Hunt,Joseph M , Jr

PDF Url : ADA118200

Report Date : Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 134

Abstract : This thesis examined military service as an intergenerational occupation by determining the proportions of non-juniors, other juniors and career juniors in the Department of Defense in 1979. Immobility ratios were calculated for DoD and various subgroups based on rank, sex, race, and years of service to determine whether juniors are represented in the military in similar proportions to their composition in the population at large. Multiple Classification Analysis was used to test and analyze behavioral and socioeconomic differences among junior groups. Discriminant analysis was used to statistically distinguish among the three junior status categories and measure the success of correctly classifying officer and enlisted respondents in their appropriate junior group. Conclusions reached were: DoD exhibits strong intergenerational occupational inheritance tendencies when compared to most salary or wage earning civilian occupations; the three junior groups differ significantly in behavior and socioeconomic characteristics; junior status explains very little variation for the dependent variables examined after controlling for the effects of branch of service, sex, race, and length of service. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Job analysis, *Officer personnel, Behavior, Discriminate analysis, Demography, Department of Defense, Morale, Job satisfaction, Theses

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE