Accession Number : ADA119611

Title :   The Intentions of Men 23 to 29 Years Old to Join the Military: Results of a National Survey

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 1980-Apr 1982

Corporate Author : NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Borack, Jules I

PDF Url : ADA119611

Report Date : Sep 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : The population of 23-29 year olds will increase during the early 1980s and remain above 1980 levels throughout the decade. The population of the prime enlistment pool, 17-21 year old males, will decrease sharply during the 1980s and beyond. Due to the demographic shift, increased consideration may be given toward augmenting this traditional supply source by recruiting somewhat older individuals. Therefore, a survey was conducted to assess the interest of 23-29 year old men in joining the military under present conditions and under monetary (bonuses, educational incentives, lateral entry pay) and nonmonetary (training, job, location guarantees, contract length options) incentives. Findings are presented detailing interest levels under current conditions and under each incentive. The composition of the pool of interested men, uninterested men, and those interested only under incentive options is assessed in terms of its demographic components.

Descriptors :   *RECRUITING, *REENLISTMENT, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), BENEFITS, DEMOGRAPHY, EDUCATION, FORECASTING, GUARANTEES, MALES, MANPOWER, MILITARY TRAINING, MOTIVATION, QUESTIONNAIRES, SURVEYS, TABLES(DATA)

Subject Categories : Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE