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Quit behavior of first-term enlisted Marine Corps personnel.

dc.contributor.advisorSolnick, Loren M.
dc.contributor.authorIngersoll, Alvah E. III.
dc.contributor.departmentAdministrative Sciences
dc.contributor.schoolNaval Postgraduate School
dc.contributor.secondreaderWeitzman, Ronald A.
dc.dateDecember 1987
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-27T00:23:54Z
dc.date.available2012-11-27T00:23:54Z
dc.date.issued1987
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the effects of personal, human capital, and job-specific characteristics on the quit decision of first-term enlisted Marine Corps personnel. Additionally, factors for census region the Marine enlisted from, the granting of a waiver to enlist, and number of promotions were modeled. The data provided are from the Defense Manpower Data Center Cohort Files and include those who enlisted from September 1980 through September 1981 on a four year contract. A model of utility maximization was used to determine the quit decision. Probit analyses were conducted for the general population and selected groups based on marital status, race, education, and AFQT group. Empirical results of the model indicated, for personal factors, being married and from a minority group significantly reduced guits. The results on census region were generally inconclusive but those from the Pacific and New England area had a higher propensity to quit. The human capital factors supported evidence from previous literature that high school graduates are the "best bet" and less likely to guit. Finally, the job-specific factors for MOS indicate that the two areas with the greatest likelihood of quits were infantrymen and electronic equipment repairman; it was in the overcrowded field of administrative support that the quit rate was larqe, negative, and significant.
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
dc.description.serviceCaptain, United States Marine Corps
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/quitbehavioroffi1094522447
dc.format.extent123 p.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10945/22447
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsThis 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.
dc.subject.authorQuit Behavior
dc.subject.authorturnover
dc.subject.authorprobit analysis
dc.subject.authorMarine Corps enlisted
dc.subject.lcshManagementen_US
dc.titleQuit behavior of first-term enlisted Marine Corps personnel.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dspace.entity.typePublication
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineManagementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Managementen_US
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