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Influences on the retention of residency-trained and non-residency trained Navy Dental Corps officers

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Authors
Christian, Alan B.
Subjects
Retention of United States Navy Dental Corps Officers.
Advisors
Crawford, Alice
Gates, Bill
Kocher, Kathryn
Date of Issue
2004-06
Date
June 2004
Publisher
Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School
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Abstract
This research project identifies key influences on the retention of Navy Dental Officers beyond their post-obligation period. Two sample groups were selected. The first sample group was selected from Dental Officers who did not receive a Navy sponsored residency program and the second group from Dental Officers who completed a Navy sponsored residency program. Logistic regression models were developed for the Non-Residency and Residency sample data obtained from Bureau of Medicine and Surgery Manpower Information System. The results revealed that accession source, dental specialty and the number of operational tours as a percentage of total tours an officer completes during his or her obligation period were significant factors for retention of Dental Officers in the Non-Residency Model. Significant factors identified for the Residency Model were gender, age when first paid as a Navy Dentist, the number of years Dental Officers waited to begin a Navy-sponsored residency program and dental specialty. Dental Officers who receive their residency training between their sixth and eight year of service are more likely to remain on active duty more than one year beyond their obligated service commitment than officers beginning residency programs earlier or later in their careers.
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MBA Professional Report
Department
Graduate School of Business & Public Policy (GSBPP)
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Format
xiv, 59 p. : col. ill.
28 cm.
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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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