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dc.contributor.advisorTick, Simona
dc.contributor.advisorMehay, Stephen
dc.contributor.authorMaugeri, William V., III
dc.dateMar-16
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-29T21:19:40Z
dc.date.available2016-04-29T21:19:40Z
dc.date.issued2016-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/48560
dc.description.abstractThe Navy has long operated under the Rickover hypothesis, stressing the importance of recruiting and retaining Science Technology Mathematics and Engineering (STEM) background officers to man the increasingly technologically advanced weapon systems. This thesis tests the validity of this hypothesis by analyzing the performance and retention of junior officers with STEM degrees, compared with that of junior officers with non-STEM degrees. Additionally, this thesis examines the effects of college selectivity, commissioning source and various demographics on performance and retention. While previous research on the effects of STEM degrees on junior officer performance and retention have been largely inconclusive, this thesis’s findings show that a STEM degree has positive and significant effects on retention and on promotion to O-4, and a negative effect on Fitness Report performance. Further research can be done to examine which STEM majors are most likely to succeed, and how lateral transfer opportunities impact STEM officer performance and retention.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/theeffectofstemd1094548560
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_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.titleThe effect of stem degrees on the performance and retention of junior officers in the U.S. Navyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentGraduate School of Business and Public Policy (GSBPP)
dc.contributor.departmentGraduate School of Business and Public Policy (GSBPP)en_US
dc.subject.authorSTEM degree officersen_US
dc.subject.authorretention and performance of Junior Navy officersen_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Managementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineManagementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.


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