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Relationship Between Recruitment And Retention Of Army Personnel During High Economics Growth

Wan Mazlan, Wan Salim (2000) Relationship Between Recruitment And Retention Of Army Personnel During High Economics Growth. Masters thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Recruitment and retention of army personnel during high economic growth is the key concern of Ministry of Defence Administrators. The offerings of better jobs and financial
opportunity in the public and private sectors are said to be the main factors that discouraged Malaysian youths to choose the army as their career. Statistic for the past
years since 1990 to 1997 showed a significant number of army personnel who terminated their military service after having served only 13 years instead of 22 years of actual
service. These studies conducted to date suggested that army personnel are related directly or indirectly to four classes of variables; economic growth, job satisfaction,
regimented life style and personnel characteristics. The primary focus of this study is to examine the precise nature of the influence of the economic growth and its better jobs offering and financial incentives that had said to be the main factor that distract Malaysian youths from enlisting into the army service. Previous studies on the high increase of the service termination amongst the army personals had included job satisfaction, organizational commitment and demographic factors as independent variables. However, no study has been done on any military establishment to relate the factor of economic growth for discouraging youths to enlist into army profession and the factor that has increased the option of early termination of service amongst the army
personals. This study found that economic growth that leads to better job offerings and financial incentives are significantly correlated with the low rate of response for army recruitment and the high turnover amongst the army personnel. However, regimented lifestyle such as strict discipline, tough training are not significantly correlated with the poor response of recruitment and high turnover of army service personnel. The responses also suggested that army personnel are not exactly proud of being a soldier but are willing to stay and serve if the pay is adequate.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Supervisor : UNSPECIFIED
Item ID: 759
Uncontrolled Keywords: Army Personnel, Soldiers, Recruitment, Retention, Economics Growth
Subjects: U Military Science > U Military Science (General)
Divisions: Faculty and School System > Sekolah Siswazah
Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2009 07:26
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2022 04:43
Department: Graduate School
URI: https://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/759

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