ERIC Number: ED098296
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Jul-6
Reference Count: N/A
Why They Leave: Resignations from the United States Military Academy Class of 1966.
The study explores the reasons for the resignation from the United States Army among graduates of the United States Military Class of 1966. It seeks to determine reasons for resignations, quality of resignees compared with nonresignees, and what can be done to reduce resignations of Academy graduates. Through questionnaires and personal interviews, it was determined that reasons for leaving differed according to the level of performance of the leaver. Those of above-average performance thought their authority would be greater, there would be more opportunities for independent action, less red tape, less supervision, and more money. Average performers object to family separations. They prefer greater stability and more time to devote to their private lives. Below-average performers are bitter and critical of performance-based activities and evaluations. They blame the system for their personal failure. (Author/AG)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Factor Analysis, Graduates, Job Satisfaction, Military Personnel, Military Schools, Military Training, Surveys, Tenure, Values
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel (Army), Washington, DC.