ERIC Number: ED092795
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Comparison of Volunteer Attitudes and Career Motivation Among Officer and Airman Personnel.
Guinn, Nancy; Truax, Steven R.
Should problems arise in procuring a sufficient number of qualified personnel to maintain viable force levels under zero-draft conditions, it becomes necessary to identify incentive programs which could be used to stimulate recruiting effort. A total of 3391 officer trainees and 9333 basic airmen entering service during fiscal year 1972 were surveyed to determine the effect of certain incentives on their attitude toward voluntary military service and the perceived positive and negative aspects of a military career. Airman and officer personnel differ in their perception of the most satisfying aspects of a military assignment. An interesting job was the factor most widely selected as a satisfier by officers, opportunity for technical training by airmen; the outstanding dissatisfier for both groups was perceived lack of personal control over their career. Isolated tours and separation from family were perceived as the most negative aspects of an Air Force career. (NTIS)
Descriptors: Armed Forces, Attitudes, Job Satisfaction, Military Personnel, Motivation, Recruitment, Surveys
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (AD-772-676, MF $1.45, HC $3.25)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Lackland AFB, TX. Personnel Research Div.