ERIC Number: ED106489
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Attractiveness of Air Force Non-Monetary Benefits. Final Report, Period July 1972 - June 1974.
Cooper and Co., Stamford, CT.
The study provides estimates of the valuations placed on various military non-monetary benefits by Air Force personnel, and explores the relationships between these valuations and personnel retention. Empirical data were obtained using a stratified sample survey approach for 3,698 active duty personnel, which included a large amount of biographical and attitudinal data, as well as the dollar compensation that would be required for reach of 15 non-monetary benefits--if eliminated--to make the respondent feel just as well off as he does now with the benefit. Major conclusions/recommendations include the following: (1) the Air Force should take no action to educate its present personnel in the area of non-monetary benefits--except the retirement benefit--in general (evidence indicates that increased knowledge has a negative effect on non-monetary benefit valuations); (b) the retirement benefits should be stressed and explained in terms of its high "present value" during the first enlistment because of its positive role in personnel retention; and (c) the Air Force should consider providing cash to its present personnel in lieu of non-monetary benefits (benefit allocations are not necessarily the same allocations that would be chosen if Air Force members had cash). (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX.; Air Force Human Resources Lab., Lackland AFB, TX. Manpower and Personnel Systems Div.
Authoring Institution: Cooper and Co., Stamford, CT.