Accession Number : AD0437954


Title :   RATINGS BY OFFICER GROUPS OF IMPORTANCE AND OBTAINABILITY OF SELECTED JOB CHARACTERISTICS


Corporate Author : PERSONNEL RESEARCH LAB LACKLAND AFB TX


Personal Author(s) : Downey, Robert L , Jr ; Harding, Francis D ; Bottenberg, Robert A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/437954.pdf


Report Date : Feb 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 16


Abstract : To determine how different groups of officers value an Air Force career, 22 possible job rewards were rated by 1300 former AFIT students as to their importance and the possibility of obtaining them as Air Force officers. Responses were analyzed by 4 dichotomous groupings: (1) active duty officers vs those who had resigned or retired; (2) scientific and engineering officers vs nonscientists; (3) young officers vs older officers; and (4) rated vs nonrated officers. Differences in ratings by the paired groups were evaluated by computing an overall chi square for the distributions on each job characteristic. Rewards rated as most attainable were rated as least important. Distributions of the ratings differed significantly.


Descriptors :   *ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY) , *AIR FORCE PERSONNEL , *PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS , GROUP DYNAMICS , STUDENTS , MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS , TABLES(DATA) , BEHAVIOR , OFFICER PERSONNEL , JOB ANALYSIS , MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE