ERIC Number: ED223896
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Description of Officers and Enlisted Personnel in the U.S. Armed Forces. A Reference for Military Manpower Analysis.
Doering, Zahava D.; And Others
As part of a project to improve the quality of survey data and to link survey data to policy formulation and research needs in the military, a study was made of more than 54,000 men and women military officers and enlisted personnel in 1978-79. The survey sought information about their personal preferences and attitudes, past behavior, and career orientations. This report, organized into 16 sections, presents an overview of the survey. Section 1 provides an introduction to the project and an overview of the report, while section 2 summarizes the survey, describes the sample, and provides the additional information needed to understand and use the 556 tables in the report. The following sections cover these topics: (3) pay grade, hours of work, and assignment location; (4) age, sex, race or ethnic group, and education; (5) marital status and dependents; (6) military experience of immediate families; (7) effects of rotation and assignment on military personnel and their households; (8) financial status and participation of the military personnel and their spouses in the civilian labor force; (9) military compensation and benefits; (10) service and career plans; (11) promotion potential from the perspective of the military personnel; (12) retirement system from their perspective; (13) views of military personnel on participation in the reserves; (14) racial and ethnic relations; (15) attitudes toward women; and (16) satisfaction, morale, and problems in military life. Each section begins with a summary of the information that it contains, indicates the importance of the topic for military manpower analysis, explains the applicable tables, and describes selected results. (KC)
Descriptors: Adults, Attitudes, Career Choice, Career Development, Careers, Enlisted Personnel, Ethnic Groups, Family Income, Females, Fringe Benefits, Income, Life Satisfaction, Males, Military Personnel, Military Service, Morale, Officer Personnel, Problems, Race, Research Methodology, Sex, Sex Bias, Spouses, Values, Wages, Work Environment, Work Experience
Rand Corporation, 1700 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90406 ($25.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower, Reserve Affairs and Logistics (DOD), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.