ERIC Number: ED241792
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Military, Biographical, and Demographic Correlates of Army Career Intentions. Technical Report 518.
Organizational and personal correlates of intentions to reenlist or remain on active duty in the Army for both officers and enlisted service members were explored. Demographic and military characteristics and indices of commitment to continuation in the Army were gathered from 10 percent of the enlisted personnel and 30 percent of the officers serving at Fort Lewis and Madigan Army Medical Center in Washington, District of Columbia. Data from the two rank groups were analyzed separately by means of multiple linear regressions and beta analyses. Among enlisted personnel, three variables (time in service, age, and job satisfaction) cumulatively accounted for 48 percent of the variance in career orientation. Other predictor variables included educational level, being black, Occupational Specialities 91 (medical) or 13 (field artillery), assessment of other members of the unit, assignment to a Ranger unit, and maintenance of nontraditional religious beliefs. Among officers, nine predictors explained only 41 percent of the variance in the criterion. Officer correlates of career intention were age; time in service; job satisfaction; occupational specialities of physician, dentist, and field artillery; perceptions of unit readiness; deviance; and assignment to a medical unit. (Data tables and figures are appended.) (Author/YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Army Research Inst. for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Alexandria, VA.