ERIC Number: ED099674
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: N/A
Comparative Job Attributes of Airmen and Civil Service Personnel Having Similar Job Types.
Garza, Andrew T.; Carpenter, James B.
Military and civil service personnel having similar job types and from comparable accounting and finance career ladders were compared on several attributes. The data reveal certain distinct differences between the two populations with the magnitude of the differences being highly variable as functions of specific job types considered. Generally, civilians perform a larger number of tasks, the tasks and overall jobs they perform are more difficult, they find their jobs more interesting, and feel that their jobs make greater use of their talents and training. In view of these differences in attributes and the potentially higher cost of military personnel, conversion of certain military positions to civilian positions to meet operational needs appears feasible. Unique attributes of civilian and military personnel also point out the necessity for further research into their causes and consequent effects in such areas as promotion, skill upgrading, career progression, worker attitudes, and retention. The need for investigation appears more critical for the airmen population because of their expressed job dissatisfaction, particularly those performing disbursement accounting functions where simple highly repetitive tasks tend to predominate. (Author)
Descriptors: Career Ladders, Comparative Analysis, Cost Effectiveness, Data Analysis, Government Employees, Job Analysis, Job Development, Job Satisfaction, Job Simplification, Labor Utilization, Military Personnel, Occupational Information, Occupational Surveys, Personnel Evaluation, Personnel Needs, Tables (Data), Task Analysis, Task Performance, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX.; Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX. Occupational and Manpower Research Div.
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX. Occupational and Manpower Research Div.