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dc.contributor.advisorElster, Richard S.
dc.contributor.authorCarlson, Carl Glynn
dc.dateSeptember 1981
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-20T00:16:09Z
dc.date.available2012-11-20T00:16:09Z
dc.date.issued1981-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/20483
dc.description.abstractThis thesis was conducted to analyze certain factors affecting first-term attrition from U.S. Naval ships. The Survival Tracking File (STF) was used as the primary data source, and from it files were constructed that permitted three areas of study. First, the overall cohort of a year's worth of enlistees was examined. The survival curve for the cohort was generated and individual monthly cohorts were examined for attrition patterns. Secondly, overall attrition percentages were calculated for individual ships and for classes of ships and these attrition percentages were then examined for differences using statistical techniques. An ANOVA model using transformed data proved accurate in explaining attrition variance. Lastly, a comparison between attrition per month and underway hours per month was made for classes of ships and for individual ships of three specific classes. A rough relationship was observed, between peaks of high underway hours and peaks of attrition. In looking at individual aircraft carriers, the attrition percentage seemed to be inversely proportional to underway hours per month. Several of these findings warrant further investigation so that the Navy may more fully understand its attrition problem and thereby take steps to alleviate it.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/adescriptivenaly1094520483
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.en_US
dc.titleA descriptive analysis of first term attrition from U.S. Naval shipsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderRead, R.R.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Operations Research
dc.subject.authorNavy enlisted personnelen_US
dc.subject.authorNavy enlisted attritionen_US
dc.subject.authorScreening selectionen_US
dc.subject.authorAttritionen_US
dc.subject.authorEnlisted personnelen_US
dc.subject.authorShip unique variablesen_US
dc.subject.authorShipboard attritionen_US
dc.subject.authorShip class attritionen_US
dc.subject.authorSurvival track fileen_US
dc.subject.authorAt sea attritionen_US
dc.subject.authorShip underway hours historyen_US
dc.subject.authorShip class underway hours historyen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S. in Operations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineOperations Researchen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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