Accession Number : ADA326054

Title :   Enlistment Intentions and Behaviors: Youth and Parental Models.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 29 Jul 94-31 Aug 95,

Corporate Author : HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s) : Nieva, Veronica F. ; Wilson, Michael J. ; Norris, Dwayne G. ; Greenlees, James B. ; Laurence, Janice

PDF Url : ADA326054

Report Date : MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 260

Abstract : This report presents results of efforts to develop models of the enlistment decision making process, focusing on the enlistment intentions and behaviors of 16 to 20 year old American males. It is based on survey data collected between October 1986 and January 1988 from 2,731 pairs of young men and their parents as part of the Army Communications Objectives Measurement System (ACOMS) survey, and augmented by enlistment data obtained from Military Entrance Processing Station (MEPS) data files. The modeling effort expanded the hierarchy of effects model and is used to develop the ACOMS survey. Separate models of Army enlistment were developed based on youth and linked parent youth data. Additional analyses developed models of general military enlistment, again utilizing youth and linked parent youth data.

Descriptors :   *DECISION MAKING, *ARMY PERSONNEL, *RECRUITING, *VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE, GROUP DYNAMICS, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), STATISTICAL DATA, ENLISTED PERSONNEL, DEMOGRAPHY, STATISTICAL SAMPLES, MALES, PERSONNEL SELECTION, RECRUITS, PERSONNEL RETENTION, QUESTIONNAIRES, MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTIES, ROLES(BEHAVIOR), YOUTH.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE