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ERIC Number: ED120428
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Preferred Job Assignment Effect on Job Satisfaction.
Hendrix, William H.; Ward, Joe H., Jr.
Approximately 19,156 first term airmen (4,156 females and 15,000 males) were subjects of an Air Force study to determine if indicating three Air Force specialty (AFS) preferences, and subsequently being assigned to one of the job preferences selected, made any difference in job satisfaction. Three factors were analyzed: (1) reenlistment intent, (2) job interest, (3) felt utilization of talents and training. Each analysis was formulated within the general multiple linear regression approach and a series of five tables present analysis methods and data. Findings indicate that the job preference indication process had no effect on reenlistment intent while job interest and felt utilization of talents and training increased only when the first stated job preference was assigned. Recommendations state that should the job preference procedure be included in the newly developed automated post-enlistment classification system, it should be voluntary, with recruits given the option of stating only one or two preferences. Regression variables are listed in the appendix. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX.
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX. Occupational and Manpower Research Div.