ERIC Number: ED103673
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Recruits' Postservice Occupational and Educational Plans: Nature and the Extent of Influence from Early Military Experience.
Hoehn, Arthur J.
Data on the nature of recruits' postservice occupational and educational plans, and on the influence that the first few weeks of military service have on such plans, were collected in March-June 1971 at Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force sites. One questionnaire was administered at the beginning and one near the end of basic training. Results show that most recruits planned to be working full-time one year after service, but were uncertain as to the type of work they would be doing. The data suggest that 30-40 percent of the men considered their initial assignment out of line with their job plans for one year after service. Results on occupational plans for age 35 closely paralleled those for one year after service, but the men seemed to be more definite about the kind of work they would be doing. About 40 percent said that they planned to be attending college one year after leaving service. Results generally showed early service experience to have little, if any, impact on postservice vocational and educational plans. Appended materials include the survey instrument and additional information on data collection methods. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Alexandria, VA. Manpower Development Div.
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.