Accession Number : ADA133470

Title :   The 1982 Youth Attitude Tracking Study (YATS) An Analysis of Results and Implications for Army Recruiting.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Coleman,F David ; Trautwein,Marvin W

PDF Url : ADA133470

Report Date : Aug 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : This represents the first detailed study of YATS data and a documentation of comparison of historical trends in youth attitudes. It examines reasons for recent increases in propensity for joining the Army and analyzes the propensity and quality of differences between the five region recruiting commands. Over the last 2 years, the percentage of high quality respondents has decreased while the percentage of low quality respondents has increased--significantly in both cases. Traditionally, most high quality respondents have been found in the Northeast Recruiting Region, followed by the Midwest, Western, Southwest and Southeast Regions. Medium quality respondents have been most numerous in the Southeast Region with the fewest in the Northeast and Midwest. The Southeast has had the greatest percentage of low quality respondents. The increase in pro-military index of prime market respondents indicates that the Army as a Service option has become more attractive. The attractiveness of military service, especially of the Army, as a stable and lasting source of employment is highly correlated to economic recession and lack of civilian job prospects. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Recruiting, *Army personnel, *Youth, *Attitudes(Psychology), Surveys, Employment, Careers, Personnel development, Econometrics, Jobs, Human resources, Quality assurance, Regions, Tables(Data)

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE