ERIC Number: ED050240
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
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Career Indications Among Junior Officers.
A study of officer input from the principal Air Force commissioning programs was undertaken to determine the predictability of an Air Force officer's career decision and to evaluate relationships between career intent and various demographic, environmental, and attitudinal factors. This report describes the study and provides a preliminary examination of the data collected on a group of officers from the pre-commissioning period through 3 years of service. Based on expressed career intent, the most favorable sources of retention were the commissioning programs for enlisted men. The yearly responses to the career intent statement indicated a decline in career intent at least through the first few years of service. Job characteristic factors found to be most important centered around job satisfaction, such as working under competent supervisors, having a sense of accomplishment, and having an opportunity for advancement. Least important values were represented by such factors as early retirement, travel, and having a definite work schedule. In general, the perceived importance of a reward or working condition in the Air Force showed little relationship to the perceived possibility of achieving that factor. (Author/BH)
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Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Lackland AFB, TX. Personnel Research Div.