Accession Number : ADA130247

Title :   Completion of the First Enlistment by Female Personnel: A Prediction Study.

Descriptive Note : Special rept. Nov 80-May 81,

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

Personal Author(s) : Wilcove,Gerry L

PDF Url : ADA130247

Report Date : Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Two questionnaire forms--QUEST 1 and QUEST 2--were developed and one or the other was administered to approximately 1,000 female Navy recruits. The questionnaires included items under eight categories--personal history, female role ideology, mental health, motivation to fail, realistic expectations about the Navy, motivation to enlist, similarity to successful recruits, and occupational needs. In an attempt to predict attrition during the first enlistment, seven scales were developed using validation samples. These scales were scored in three different ways using cross-validation samples and correlation coefficients were computed. Results showed that 13 of 21 scale scores were significantly correlated with attrition, the highest correlation being .25. The practical significance of this correlation was evaluated using Taylor-Russell tables and discriminant analysis. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Enlisted personnel, *Naval personnel, *Recruits, *Women, Predictions, Personnel selection, Job satisfaction, Motivation, Attitudes(Psychology), Adjustment(Psychology), All volunteer, Enlisted personnel, Tables(Data), Questionnaires, Job training, Females, Attrition

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Humanities and History
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE