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A multivariate analysis of Navy physician retention.

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Authors
Franco, Richard Peter.
Subjects
Navy physicians
retention
demographic
economic
tenure
perceptual
Advisors
Thomas, George W.
Date of Issue
1989-12
Date
December 1989
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
Language
en_US
Abstract
This thesis examines factors which influence the retention of Lieutenant and Lieutenant Commander Navy physicians with nine or fewer years of service. Logit regression was used to estimate the impact of various demographic, tenure, economic and perceptual variables on retention behavior. The data used was a merged data base which combined the responses from the 1985 DoD Survey of Officer and Enlisted Personnel with actual retention data from 1988 personnel records, data from the 1985 BUMIS Medical Officer File, and data from the 1985 Medical Economics Survey of Civilian Physician Earnings. Findings include indications that physicians who hold the rank of Lieutenant Commander, are board certified or fully trained specialists or are general medical officers were more likely to leave the service than their peers. Satisfaction with specific intrinsic and extrinsic job conditions was shown to significantly increase retention. Marital status, race, gender and the military/civilian pay ratio had no impact on retention likelihood. Policy implications, study limitations and recommendations for further research are also discussed.
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Thesis
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Department
Administrative Sciences
Other Units
Naval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
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Format
76 p.
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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