A Multivariate Analysis of Reenlistment Intentions of Naval Reservists
Author(s)Ricketts, Paula M.
Contributor(s)NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
KeywordsPersonnel Management and Labor Relations
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AbstractThe purpose of this thesis is to identify factors that influence a selected naval reservist's intention to reenlist in the reserves. The sample consists of 4060 naval reserve male enlisted members drawn from the 1986 Reserve Components Survey. The thesis constructs a multivariate reenlistment model consisting of traditional predictor variables. Additional predictor variables were then added to determine if an improved model could be developed. Bonus payments, unit morale, acquaintances and friendships, mobilization income,and opportunity to serve one's country were the non-traditional variables found to positively influence an individual's decision to remain in the reserves. These variables added sign significantly to the predictive accuracy of the reenlistment model and should aid Navy managers in developing incentives for increasing retention. Keywords: Reenlistment; Retention; Naval Reserve; Multivariate Analysis; Personnel management.