ERIC Number: ED242930
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Relationships among Organizational Attitudes, Work Environment, Satisfaction with Human Resource Programs and Benefits, and Army Career Intentions. Technical Report 572.
Sterling, Bruce; Allen, John
This research examined the relationships of attitudes toward the Army, duty environment, and satisfaction with Army programs/benefits to the career intentions of officers and enlisted personnel. A representative random sample of 4,360 officers and 2,339 enlisted personnel completed a 178-item questionnaire about their attitudes toward these factors. Results showed that similar dimensions of commitment to the Army, satisfaction with programs, duty environment, and career intentions are found within both categories of service members. Career intentions for officers, however, were more related to overall satisfaction with Army human resource programs and with assessment of housing and pay. However, while about 40 percent of the variance in the career intentions of officers was accounted for by commitment, only 10 percent of the variance in the career intentions of enlisted members was accounted for by these analyses. (The report also explores statistical and research methodological issues that should be considered in future investigations.) (Author/KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Army Research Inst. for the Behavioral and Social Sciences, Alexandria, VA.
Identifiers: Army; Career Commitment