Accession Number : ADA167826


Title :   Job Attitudes of Military Airlift Command Personnel


Descriptive Note : Student rept.


Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL


Personal Author(s) : Newton, Ronald A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a167826.pdf


Report Date : Apr 1986


Pagination or Media Count : 111


Abstract : This report examines the replies of respondents to the Leadership and Management Development Center (LMDC) Organizational Assessment Package (OAP) survey. It identifies significant attitudinal differences between samples of Military Airlift Command (MAC) officer, enlisted, and civilian personnel and similar personnel in other Air Force commands and agencies. The OAP survey examines 21 attitudinal factors grouped into a systems model to assess three aspects of a work group: input, process, and output. This research found statistically significant differences in all three personnel categories. MAC officers reported more work repetition. They also reported differences in all three personnel categories. MAC officers reported more work repetition. They also reported more positive attitudes toward Organizational Communications Climate and were less positive toward Skill Variety, Management/Supervision, and Supervisory Communications Climate. MAC enlisted personnel were more positive toward Task Characteristic, Task Identity, Task Significance and Job Related Satisfaction and less positive in Work Support, Management/Supervision, Supervisory Communications Climate, and General Organizational Climate. MAC civilians reported more positive attitudes in 19 of the 21 factors measured. Several possible causes for the results and recommendations are proposed based on these findings.


Descriptors :   *MILITARY PERSONNEL , *ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY) , *JOB ANALYSIS , JOBS , ENVIRONMENTS , ORGANIZATIONS , REPETITION RATE , LEADERSHIP , MANAGEMENT , MODELS , ENLISTED PERSONNEL , CLIMATE , COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS , PERSONNEL , WORK , CIVILIAN PERSONNEL , OFFICER PERSONNEL , AIRLIFT OPERATIONS , JOB SATISFACTION , SUPERVISION


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE