An analysis of the effects of deployment on turnover in the United States Army Reserve
McCloskey, Michele A.
Simon, Cary A.
MetadataShow full item record
This thesis addresses Army Reserve post-deployment turnover. Fifty- two prior Army Reservists who left the Reserves after their deployment were questioned in semi-structured telephone interviews. Survey questions were developed using motivation and turnover theories, and a Integrated Turnover Model relating a Reservist's deployment experience to the presence or absence of six major factors: involvement, demotivators, equity, reinforcement, reward relevance, and goals. Deficiencies were found in all six areas, with the most influential and interconnected determinant of post-deployment turnover stemming from poor leadership. Other commonly cited examples included: lack of timely deployment information, inefficient distribution of Reserve manpower, and inequitable treatment of Reserve by active members. Recommendations to reduce turnover include: revamp the Reserve officer leadership training and education program to emphasize exemplary moral behavior on the part of Reserve officers, straightforward communication of deployment dates, balance manning plans, and consider deploying Reservists from home sites.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Embeddedness and turnover intentions in extra roles: a mixed-methods analysis of the United States Marine Corp Reserve DiRenzo, Marco; Aten, Kathryn; Rosikiewicz, Blythe; Barnes, Jason; Brown, Caroline; Shapiro, Adam; Volkmann, Benny (Emerald Publishing Limited, 2017);Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the drivers of turnover intention in extra roles. Design/methodology/approach – This mixed-methods study began with a qualitative analysis of interviews of US ...
Dolk, Daniel R. (Systems Management DepartmentMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1995); NPS-SM-95-005This report details a research study plan for measuring unit readiness within the U.S. Army Reserve. A review is undertaken of the current measures of operational readiness which can be categorized as assets reporting ...
Kocher, Kathryn M.; Thomas, George W. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 1990-11); NPS-AS-91-002This report investigates factors influencing the retention behavior of young enlisted men and women in the U.S. Army Reserve. Data from the 1984 Reserve Components Survey were matched with 1989 military personnel records ...