Accession Number : ADA309172

Title :   Attrition Revisited: Identifying the Problem and Its Solutions.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul-Nov 94,

Corporate Author : HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Laurence, Janice H. ; Naughton, Jennifer ; Harris, Dickie A.

PDF Url : ADA309172

Report Date : JAN 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : This report highlights the known and suggested causes correlated, and contributors to first-term enlisted attrition. Personal characteristics such as education credential, aptitude, gender, and age are discussed first followed be a description of organizational and situational influences. Better coordinated multivariate selection approaches to attrition are suggested as are realistic previews of military life. A pivotal factor in attrition is its management/policy control at various levels. This aspect of attrition must be understood before other reduction strategies are introduced.

Descriptors :   *ENLISTED PERSONNEL, *ATTRITION, *PROBLEM SOLVING, MILITARY PERSONNEL, POLICIES, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, STRATEGY, MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS, REDUCTION, CAREERS, SELECTION.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE