ERIC Number: ED103674
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-May
Reference Count: N/A
Postservice Occupational and Educational Plans of First-Tour Military Personnel Nearing Separation from the Service.
Hoehn, Arthur J.
The study surveyed the postservice educational and occupational plans of 3,946 first-tour enlisted personnel nearing separation from military service. Data were collected using a questionnaire administered at military sites during September-December 1971. Analyses were made to characterize the postservice plans of the respondents and to identify correlates of these plans. A large majority of the men said they wanted to enter full-time employment soon after leaving the service. Almost half indicated they already had a part- or full-time job promised. Most men expected to be in full-time work one year postservice, but 4 out of 10 were not very definite about the type of work they would be in. Although most men expect to pursue full-time work, results show a widespread interest in further training or education. The most prominent predictor of school versus work orientation for postservice plans is current educational level, although the relationship is not linear. Only about 1 of 4 men expected to use his military job training experience either in a civilian job or in related education or training. Appended are: lists and coding of variables, information related to data collection, the questionnaire, and intercorrelations of selected aspects of postservice plans. (Author/MW)
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.