ERIC Number: ED029251
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-May
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An Analysis of the Post-Retirement Employment of Army Commissioned Officers and Warrant Officers in the Southwestern United States.
Gwaltney, Robert L.
An empirical study was made to identify and measure some of the factors affecting the postretirement employment of United States Army officers and warrant officers living in the southwestern United States. Data were gathered by questionnaire survey of a random sample of officer personnel who had retired since 1960 and who lived in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas, or Louisiana. The chi square test and contingency coefficient analyses were used for statistical analyses of the data. These were among the elements in a typical employment profile: (1) the officer has full time employment in a white collar job at $11,000 a year, more likely with an educational or governmental institution than a business firm; (2) he uses his military training and experience to a high degree and believes that it helped him qualify for his civilian job; (3) his major problems in entering the civilian labor force are a relative lack of educational attainment, difficulty in translating military background into terms meaningful to civilian employers, and limitations imposed on Regular Army officers due to various restrictions on employment. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Attitudes, Educational Background, Employment, Employment Level, Geographic Regions, Income, Masters Theses, Military Personnel, Officer Personnel, Retirement, Socioeconomic Status, Statistical Data, Surveys, Transfer of Training
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Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater.