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dc.contributor.advisorGregory G. Hildebrandt.
dc.contributor.authorSheffield, Clayton Odie.
dc.dateJune 2001
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-22T15:34:36Z
dc.date.available2012-08-22T15:34:36Z
dc.date.issued2001-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/10990
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this thesis is to analyze factors that influence first-term reenlistment decisions in the United States Army. The main focus of the thesis is the analysis of information collected from soldier's official records that bear on the reenlistment decision. Data from the US Army Small Tracking File (STF) and records from the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) cohort files were employed. The Army currently categorizes enlistees into ten characteristic groups (C-groups) based on gender, education, Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) scores, and initial enlistment term. This thesis examined data across all C-groups and for enlistees from three cohorts: 1990, 1991 and 1992. The data was evaluated using descriptive statistics, cross- tabulation analysis, and logistics regression. The estimated model compares the results across C-groups using C-group 1 as the base group. Results indicate that certain factors affect the various C-groups differently. Not all factors were significant for all C- groups, but race, age, and youth organization participation were key influences across most C-groups. The family status and enlistment term variables were significant, however, they affected men and women differently. This theses should be helpful to Army personnel responsible for establishing reenlistment policy.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/factorsffectingf1094510990
dc.format.extentviii, 83 p. ; 28 cm.en_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.en_US
dc.titleFactors affecting first-term reenlistment decisions in the United States Armyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentManagement
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineManagementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)en_US


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