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Exploring Retention Challenges of Junior Female Officers in Today's Army
by Bandy, Kaylee K., Ed.D., Trevecca Nazarene University, 2019, 154; 13815152
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this mixed methods triangulation study was to explore the influence of a multitude of variables on the retention of female, Active Duty Army, company grade officers who are also parents. Quantitative and quantitative surveys provided platforms by which participants responded to scaled and open-ended statements which framed potential retention factors specific to the population. Over three-quarters of the respondents reported that parenting was incompatible with their military careers and over 90% exited active duty for reason(s) relating to simultaneously balancing the roles of soldier and parent. The most predominant factors of influence were child care and operational tempo. Future studies should investigate the influence of branches and functional areas on voluntary attrition rates of soldier-parents.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Norman, Thomas K., Rodrick, Karin E.
Commitee: Longnecker, Ryan
School: Trevecca Nazarene University
Department: Doctoral Studies
School Location: United States -- Tennessee
Source: DAI-A 80/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Social research, Womens studies, Military studies
Keywords: Army, Challenges, Child care, Military, Retention, Women
Publication Number: 13815152
ISBN: 978-1-392-24495-1
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