ERIC Number: ED164902
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Comparative Analyses of Enlisted Job Satisfaction as Measured by the Occupational Attitude Inventory. Final Report.
Edwards, John O., Jr.
This report describes the preliminary results of administering the Occupational Attitude Inventory (OAI) to 7,567 airmen worldwide. Two-thirds of those sampled were first-term airmen. Results of the survey revealed numerous differences and similarities between first-termers and careerists. Differences and similarities were noted on background information items, job aspect items, job factors, and importance of job factors to career decisions. Job factors with the highest job satisfaction ratings were opportunities for social contact, job security, moral acceptability of job, leave and time-off policies, supervisory responsibilities, safety programs, and family attitude toward job. Factors receiving low satisfaction ratings were cost of living, status in civilian community, promotion chances based on ability, and quality of base housing and eating facilities. There was considerable agreement between first-terms and careerists on which factors are the most dissatisfying, differences existing in intensity of feeling rather than direction. Factors that rated high in importance to career decisions included such job aspects as work itself, promotion chances, economic security, and self-improvement opportunities. Of the twelve factors with high importance ratings only two were low in satisfaction ratings: promotion chances based on ability and cost of living. (Author/CSS)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Career Choice, Career Ladders, Comparative Analysis, Economic Factors, Employee Attitudes, Employment Opportunities, Employment Qualifications, Enlisted Personnel, Entry Workers, Family Influence, Fringe Benefits, Job Satisfaction, Leadership Responsibility, Moral Values, Occupational Aspiration, Promotion (Occupational), Quality of Life, Security (Psychology), Self Actualization, Social Influences, Work Attitudes, Work Environment
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX. Occupational and Manpower Research Div.
Identifiers: Air Force; United States
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