Accession Number : ADA183998

Title :   An Analysis of Reenlistment and Reserve Intentions of First-Term Enlisted Personnel.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Lamboni,Mark W

PDF Url : ADA183998

Report Date : Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 94

Abstract : This thesis investigates military affiliation intentions of first-term enlisted servicemen in all four branches of service who have less than a year remaining on their initial enlistment contract. The investigation is accomplished in two sequences: 1. The study of servicemen most likely to reenlist, and of those most likely to separate; and 2)Of those servicemen who are classified as not likely to reenlist, the likelihood of their joining the reserves. These two decisions are analyzed using demographic, tenure, cognitive/affective, economic, and employment alternative variables as explanatory factors. The analysis is completed by using a probit non-linear estimation technique which calculates the likelihood of a serviceman choosing to continue, or discontinue, military service given his set of specific characteristics. The results, indicate potential policy variables that may be targeted by manpower policy planners to increase the likelihood of continued military affiliation either by reenlistment or reserve force participation.

Descriptors :   *REENLISTMENT, *ENLISTED PERSONNEL, *MILITARY RESERVES, CONTRACTS, RECRUITING, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), THESES, SEQUENCES, POLICIES, VARIABLES, DECISION MAKING, DEMOGRAPHY, COGNITION, ECONOMICS, MANPOWER

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE