Accession Number:

AD0723559

Title:

An Exploratory Study of Job Satisfaction, Retention, and Performance of Navy Enlisted Men,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA INST OF NAVAL STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

39.0

Abstract:

The paper examines the relationship of 2 aspects of job satisfaction satisfaction with the work itself job content and satisfaction of the job environment job context to retention behavior and measures of on-the-job performance of first-term Naval enlisted men. While both job content and job context factors were found to be important determiners of on-the-job performance, only the job context and compensation measures asserted a strong influence on reenlistment decision. The findings suggested that the Navy should concentrate on improving the aspects of naval life associated with the satisfaction of more basic needs -- such as pay, image of the Navy, and ship-board living conditions -- to retain enlisted men, particularly those in the hard ratings in the electronics and electro-mechanical occupational groups. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE