Accession Number : ADP000826

Title :   A Content Analysis of Recent Survey Instruments Used in Turnover Research,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN

Personal Author(s) : Appel,Victor H.

Report Date : 25 MAR 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : It is axiomatic that every psychological process is ultimately defined by the instrument used to measure it. By this standard there can be little question that the definition of turnover has been undergoing a dramatic change in just the past five years. Since 1976 we have been remarkable advances in the efforts to devise measures to predict stay/leave behavior or intent both within military and civilian organizations. It will be the intent of this paper to outline some of the major changes that have been made, to suggest additional refinements and to indicate what effects current instrumentation may have on turnover research in the future. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Military training, *Military personnel, *Research management, *Personnel retention, *Instrumentation, *Methodology, Questionnaires, Model theory, Attitudes(Psychology), Reenlistment, Analysis of variance, Measurement, Social psychology, Decision making, Predictions, Job satisfaction, Variables, Performance(Human), Management planning and control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE