Accession Number : ADP001353

Title :   Determinants of Readiness for Reenlistment in the Federal Armed Forces,

Corporate Author : GERMAN ARMED FORCES PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES RESEARCH INST BONN (GERMANY F R)

Personal Author(s) : Meisnner,Adelheid ; Puzicha,Klaus J.

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : In December 1980 a representative sample of soldiers of all three forces of the German Federal Armed Forces (ranks: private to sergeant) was questionned. Topic of this research work was the analysis of determinants of job satisfaction and readiness for reenlistment. Controlling for the variables 'force' and 'status' (compulsory condition vs. enlistment for two years vs. enlistment for three or four years vs. enlistment for five years or longer) we have analysed the most important determinants by multiple regression. The main determinants of job satisfaction and readiness for reenlistment are: affinity for military concerns, perception of the military superiors and the conditions of work. Readiness for reenlistment in particular has additional social determinants: the attitude of the wife respectively the girlfriend and personal contacts with the union-leader.

Descriptors :   *Job satisfaction, *Reenlistment, Determinants(Mathematics), Perception(Psychology), Work, Attitudes(Psychology), Sociology, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE