Accession Number : ADA295899

Title :   Survey of Total Army Military Personnel: Analyses of Active Duty and Reserve/Guard Army Nurse Corps Data.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Ramsberger, Peter R. ; DiFazio, Ani S.

PDF Url : ADA295899

Report Date : MAY 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 67

Abstract : Data collected from Army Registered Nurses (RNs) as part of the Survey of Total Army Military Personnel (STAMP) are examined in this report. The principal goal of the analyses was to isolate those factors related to retention decisions. That is, what are the correlates with the decision to remain in or leave the Army Nurse Corps (ANC). Because of the large volume of data collected as part of STAMP, a series of factor analyses were performed. For Active Duty personnel; 33 composites were formed; 26 were found for the Reserves. These were then entered into a series of multiple regressions along with individual variables that did not load on any of the factors. For both components, anxiety regarding the downsizing, job satisfaction and commitment, years, of service, and whether one anticipated serving during combat were significant predictors of retention plans. Family-related concerns entered into prediction equation for Active Duty personnel; concerns over future mobilizations were important for Reserve ANC officers. The conclusions suggest that Operations Desert Shield/Storm had little direct impact on the future plans of these nurses; however, they did appear to highlight the possibility of other deployments that, in turn, had an impact on retention decisions.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY RESERVES, *NURSES, MILITARY OPERATIONS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, DEPLOYMENT, IRAQ, KUWAIT, DECISION MAKING, IMPACT, PREDICTIONS, ARMY PERSONNEL, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, PLANNING, RETENTION(GENERAL), ACTIVE DUTY, PERSONNEL, CORPS LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, FACTOR ANALYSIS, ANXIETY.

Subject Categories : Military Forces and Organizations
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE