Accession Number : ADA307050

Title :   Exploratory Research on African-American Youth's Propensity to Join the Military.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 94-Jun 95,

Corporate Author : DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA UNIV WASHINGTON

Personal Author(s) : Hughes, Anne O. ; Khatri, Daryao S. ; Savell, Joel M.

PDF Url : ADA307050

Report Date : JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : In this preliminary and mainly qualitative research effort we sought information about factors potentially affecting African-American youth's interest in joining one of the military services after high school. Each of 100 African-American high school juniors and seniors was individually interviewed by a male or female African-American adult whom the students were said to know and like. The interviews were conducted at a large city high school that was mostly Black. While the results of this effort are interesting in their own right, their primary values were to suggest variables to examine in a projected effort to model African-American enlistment propensity.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), *AFRICAN AMERICANS, ARMY RESEARCH, SCHOOLS, STUDENTS, SECONDARY, ENLISTED PERSONNEL, VALUE, FEMALES, URBAN AREAS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE