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ERIC Number: ED141714
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-May-14
Reference Count: 0
Career Satisfaction as a Factor Influencing Retention. System Development Corporation Technical Report No. 4.
Grace, Gloria L.; And Others
This research aimed at determining the feasibility of developing a technique for measuring career satisfaction of Navy enlisted personnel. Attitudinal data and personnel records were used to predict actual reenlistment behavior of a sample of 898 enlisted personnel composed primarily of those in the first term of enlistment. Attitudinal data were obtained from responses to earlier career counseling surveys administered to 4,455 enlisted personnel stationed in the San Diego, Norfolk, and Pearl Harbor areas. Personnel who reached the reenlistment decision time in their term of enlistment and for whom empirical evidence of decision was available constituted the analysis sample in this research. Using the concept of core values to provide a theoretical framework, hypotheses concerning self-worth and esteem, recognition, growth, expectancy, vital statistics, job, economics, family, training, recruiter/retention, career counseling, information, and treatment of others were generated and tested using actual reenlistment behavior as the criterion. Conclusions were drawn and recommendations made concerning retention and personnel satisfaction of Navy enlisted personnel. (Author/VG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: System Development Corp., Santa Monica, CA.
Note: For related documents, see CG 011 541-545