Accession Number : ADA299330

Title :   Navy Officer Exit Statement Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Special rept.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Githens, William H.

PDF Url : ADA299330

Report Date : APR 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : For several years, Navy officers have provided written statements listing their reasons for separating from the service. These statements have been analyzed in the Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS) using a categorizing scheme that lacks specificity and tends to be unreliable. This study was undertaken to (1) develop an experimental categorizing scheme to classify more accurately the reasons officers give for leaving the Navy and (2) develop an improved method for obtaining this information. Using an inductive methodology, a content analysis was performed on written statements submitted by 2980 separating officers. An experimental categorizing scheme was developed from this analysis and compared to the procedure now in use and to a list of potential reasons for separation used in a 1966 BUPERS study. From this comparison, an improved questionnaire was developed that includes all of the reasons for separation that appear in the earlier categorizing schemes or the 1966 study but eliminates redundancies.

Descriptors :   *NAVAL PERSONNEL, *OFFICER PERSONNEL, *MILITARY SEPARATION, CAREERS, EMPLOYEE RELATIONS, INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE