Could realistic job previews reduce first-term attrition?
Brose, Gary D.
Eitelberg, Mark J.
MetadataShow full item record
This thesis examines whether realistic job previews (RJPs) can be used to reduce the first-term attrition of Navy recruits. The methodology consists of a literature review in which previous RJP studies are examined for their relevance to military accession and training processes. The military's use of educational screens, trends and costs of first-term attrition, and labor market theories of turnover are discussed to provide a common frame of reference within which to view the person-job matching process and its consequences. In general, the literature suggests that RJPs are effective in reducing turnover and could result in long-term savings in recruiting and training sailors. However, there are also costs associated with the use of RJPs. These costs are primarily short-term, and include funding for development and implementation, as well as the potential for increasing recruiting costs through lower rates of job acceptance. Consideration must be given to whether the benefits of reduced attrition outweigh these costs. Recommendations for further research and a conceptual framework for an RJP are also provided.
Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Hawes, Eric A. (Monterey, California: Naval Postgraduate School, 1990-03);This thesis is an application of survival analysis methods to study first term enlisted attrition from the Marine Corps. The data comprise over 99 percent of all enlisted accessions into the Marine Corps between 1 October ...
Herschelman, Philip R. (Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2012-03);This thesis examines the effect of attrition on USMCR NPS marines who enlisted with a 6X2 contract in FY 19942005. Three cohorts were established to determine if the events of September 11, 2001 had any impact on attrition ...
Eckenrode, John E.; Condon, Nancy K. (Monterey California. Naval Postgraduate School, 2006-03);This thesis examines the administrative separation process and attrition documentation as well as the characteristics of recruits who attrite from the U.S. Navy's Recruit Training Command (RTC). A random sample of 754 ...