ERIC Number: ED099551
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Review and Implications of Job Satisfaction and Work Motivation Theories for Air Force Research.
Tuttle, Thomas C.; Hazel, Joe T.
The purpose of this report is to: (a) review certain major theories of work motivation, particularly as related to job satisfaction, (b) distill from such theories and other research, implications for an Air Force job satisfaction research program, and (c) provide a comprehensive bibliography of satisfaction/retention studies. The theoretical positions considered were two-factor, equity, instrumentality-expectancy, Cornell studies of satisfactions, and need-fulfillment. It was concluded as a result of the review that the military services have made some use of theories in job satisfaction/retention research (mostly two-factor and need-fulfillment), and use of other theoretical developments is increasing. Apparent needs consist of defining job satisfaction in the Air Force and studying variables that may produce satisfaction/dissatisfaction. A general model of satisfaction was devised to provide a conceptual framework for further systematic inquiry regarding the relationship of job satisfaction, performance, tenure, and other relevant variables. (An 11-page bibliography is included.) (Author/AG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX. Occupational and Manpower Research Div.