Accession Number : ADA132061

Title :   An Empirical Analysis of the Decision to Enter Military Service Based on Age at Service Entry.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Stanley,Ronald W

PDF Url : ADA132061

Report Date : Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 174

Abstract : This study investigates the relationship of entry age to various data concerning enlistees' individual characteristics and family background, educational background, civilian labor force experience, recruiting process, and enlistment characteristics and perceptions. Data collected in the 1979 Department of Defense Survey of Personnel Entering Military Service were stratified into nine age cohorts according to age at entry into active military service and examined primarily using the technique of multiple classification analysis. Analysis indicated that recruitment of a larger percentage of older age individuals should significantly improve the quality of enlistees. Analysis also revealed entry age relationships that could impact on personnel costs and recruiting programs. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Personnel selection, *Enlisted personnel, *Recruits, Sociometrics, Attitudes(Psychology), Perception(Psychology), Social psychology, Recruiting, Performance(Human), Optimization, Education, Demography, Ethnic groups, Personnel management, Quality control, Theses

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Humanities and History
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE