Accession Number : ADP003745

Title :   Why Do Some Army Psychologists Leave the Service?

Corporate Author : ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE STUDIES DIV

Personal Author(s) : Mangelsdorff,A. D.

Report Date : NOV 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The retention of health care professionals like psychologists and physicians has been a continuing concern for the military services. Among the recurrent findings influencing health care professionals to leave the service were: inadequate pay, possibility of command or administrative assignments, lack of amount of participation in making decisions affecting own career, lack of sense of belonging to the community and social life of the military, and poor facilities. The purpose of this study was to document what factors induce some psychologists to remain in the Army and what causes other psychologists to leave the service. The intents are to determine what factors would increase the likelihood of psychologists remaining on active duty and to document what degree of job satisfaction Army psychologists report.

Descriptors :   *Psychologists, Army personnel, Attrition, Personnel retention, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE