ERIC Number: ED090368
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Dec
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Personal Value Systems and Career Objectives of Men vis-a-vis Women Air Force Officers.
Bartholomew, Charles W.
Basic objectives of this research were to compare the personal values and career objectives of Air Force women to Air Force men. The research used a personal values questionnaire to establish which values and objectives were most likely to be translated into behavior. Values and objectives of 307 women officers and a control sample of 323 men were analyzed using chi-square contingency table analyses. Women are found to take a more normative, less pragmatic approach to their jobs. "Conventional wisdom" that women do not seek careers or responsible jobs was refuted. Both men and women were found to value enriched responsible jobs. Women appeared to be at least as positively career inclined and more dedicated to their organizations than men with the same time in service. Implementations were found for policy improvements concerning participative management, personnel system flexibility, and consideration in recruiting and assigning Air Force couples. Equal sex opportunity and continued availability of quality, low-cost, medical care were also highly valued by respondents.(NTIS)
Descriptors: Masters Theses, Military Personnel, Occupational Aspiration, Questionnaires, Sex Differences, Values
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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