ERIC Number: ED364931
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
A Comparative Study of Job Burnout in Army Public Affairs Commissioned Officers and Department of the Army Civilians.
Brokke, Mervin E., Jr.
A study examined whether commissioned public affairs officers show more instances of job burnout than Department of the Army civilians serving in the Army public affairs positions. Surveys were sent to all public affairs officers working in offices in the continental United States. Of the 399 survey packets mailed to the 56 public affairs offices, 215 valid surveys from the target population of 332 were completed, for a return rate of 65%. Results indicated that: (1) public affairs officers, on the average, exhibited a moderate level of job burnout; (2) military officers did not exhibit an overwhelming amount of job burnout when compared to civilians; (3) public affairs officers, both military and civilian, exhibited levels of job burnout similar to that of other groups; (4) the group of senior commissioned officers, when compared to younger commissioned officers, reported experiencing a greater percentage of lower-level job burnout; and (5) several respondents stated there was a need for a change in the curriculum of military public affairs training if graduates are to do the job Army leaders require of them. Findings suggest that public affairs officers, both military and civilian, exhibited a moderate level of burnout. (Twenty-two tables of data are included; the instruction letter, the demographic questionnaire, a sample letter of introduction, and responses to the open-ended question are attached. Contains 27 references. (RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Organizational Culture
Note: M.A. Thesis, Marshall University.