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ERIC Number: ED095394
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun-15
Pages: 91
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Attitudes of Youth Toward Military Service: Selected Data from Four Surveys, May 1971 to November 1972.
Nadel, Aaron B.
Selected data tabulations were extracted from a Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO) Consulting Report summarizing the results of three national surveys of attitudes of youth toward military service. Data from the fourth survey were added to complete the two year series of surveys so far available. The period covered included the two years of 1971-1972, with field surveys accomplished by Gilbert Youth Surveys Inc., and data anlaysis by HumRRO. The present report selected data from various tabulations, converted these data into graphic form, with certain few exceptions, and presented the data in a format believed useful to manpower management. Three factors regarding achievement of personal career goals in the military that showed a fairly stable response pattern over the four surveys were: opportunities for a secure and steady job; adventure and excitement; recognition or status. Two features, in particular, that encouraged enlistment were the opportunity for travel and paid college education. Enlistment incentives are identified as to age, race, and education status. The image reflected by a particular branch of the service has been surveyed according to a variety of variables. (Author/EA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs (DOD), Washington, DC. Directorate for Manpower Research.
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Alexandria, VA. Manpower Development Div.
Note: For related documents, see ED 072 185 and CE 001 960