ERIC Number: ED222678
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Occupational Attitude Inventory: Use in Predictions of Job Satisfaction, Reenlistment Intent, and Reenlistment Behavior. Interim Report for Period March 1979-December 1981.
Finstuen, Kenn; Weaver, Charles N.
A validation study assessed the effectiveness of the Air Force Occupational Attitude Inventory (OAI) in predicting job satisfaction, reenlistment intent, and reenlistment behavior. First, the OAI survey instrument was administered to 1,217 first-term airmen in 1973 and to 4,784 first-term airmen in 1975. Next, criteria consisting of concurrent statements about global job satisfaction, reenlistment intent and subsequent reenlistment behavior were regressed on responses to the 189 non-supervisory occupational attitude items of the OAI and a set of 53 biographical and job-related predictor variables. After cross-validating the OAI responses for each year against the three criteria from the other year, researchers concluded that the OAI was significantly related to global job satisfaction, reenlistment intent, and actual reenlistment. Variance in the criteria was improved by 9 percent to 59 percent with the OAI over the amount achieved with biographical and job-related variables. Based on these findings, recommendations were made calling for use of the instrument in guiding management activities to improve job satisfaction in the enlisted force. (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX. Manpower and Personnel Div.