Accession Number : ADM000319

Title :   Quality of Life: Literature Review and Recommendations for Measurement of Military Outcomes (Computer Diskette).

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

Report Date : JAN 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : File characteristics: Textfile; 1 file. Physical description: 1 Computer diskette; 3 1/2 in.; high density; 2.0MB. System requirements: Postscript. Given that an estimated $2 billion is spent annually by the Navy on Quality of Life (QOL) programs, meeting service member's QOL need is of primary concern to the Navy. The purpose of this report is to review the literature in regards to the relationship of QOL and its impact on such military outcome variables as retention attrition performance readiness, and recruitment. Conclusions from the review were that (1) Intent to reenlist was found to be one of the most potent predictors of retention, with other factors such as pay, services, housing, and job satisfaction, also, exerting their influence; (2) certain demographics, such as gender, may impact the attrition decision with other variables such as initial fleet assignment, pay and attraction to the military role also playing a contributing role; and (3) desire to travel and the level of education/training provided by the Navy have been shown to influence recruitment.

Descriptors :   *MAGNETIC DISKS, *PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, *USER NEEDS, *JOB SATISFACTION, NAVAL PERSONNEL, ATTRITION, PERSONNEL RETENTION, RECRUITING, HIGH DENSITY, USER NEEDS, NAVAL TRAINING.

Subject Categories : Recording and Playback Devices

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE