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Reasons for unsatisfactory participation in the Army Reserve: A socialization perspective

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Authors
Barrios-Choplin, Bob
Kominiak, Aimee
Thomas, George W.
Subjects
Retention, Attrition, Unsatisfactory Partipation.
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Date of Issue
1999-07
Date
March 1997 - December 1999
Publisher
Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
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Abstract
This report describes the results of interviews with 100 Army reservists who stopped participating in weekend drills. Based on socialization and psychological contract theories, respondents answered open ended questions regarding the reasons for their non-participation. Problems were described in the recruiting process, the newcomer orientation program, leadership, and communication. In spite of these reasons for leaving, 70% stated they would rejoin a unit if the causes of their quitting were removed. Recommendations are offered regarding procedures and policies which should reduce unsatisfactory participation losses in Army Reserve units.
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Technical Report
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NPS Report Number
NPS-SM-99-002
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Prepared for: USA Model Improvement & Study Management Agency
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MIPR #MIPR7BNP30013
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Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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