ERIC Number: ED094188
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Trends in Enlistment Motivation: Results of AFEES Survey of Enlisted Men from April 1971 to April 1972. Manpower Research Report No. MA73-1.
Fisher, Allan H., Jr.; Harford, Margi A.
This is a report of a year-long survey conducted at a sample of Armed Forces Entrance and Examining Stations to ascertain enlistment motivation of individuals entering military service. During the survey period of April 1971 to April 1972, there was a decline in draft motivated enlistments with learning a skill or trade and the opportunity for advanced education as the most desirable motivators. The survey also showed the importance of family, friends, and recruiter as a motivational factor in choosing which service branch to enter. Also included are some implications for recruiters based on the statistical survey. The questionnaire and research data are presented in the appendixes together with tables showing the characteristics of applicants and enlistees in the year of study. (Author/JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs (DOD), Washington, DC. Directorate for Manpower Research.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.; Air Force Human Resources Lab., Alexandria, VA. Manpower Development Div.