Comparison of Volunteer Attitudes and Career Motivation among Officer and Airman Personnel.
AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TEX
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Should problems arise in procuring a sufficient number of qualified personnel to maintain viable force levels under zero-draft conditions, it becomes necessary to identify incentive programs which could be used to stimulate recruiting effort. A total of 3391 officer trainees and 9333 basic airmen entering service during fiscal year 1972 were surveyed to determine the effect of certain incentives on their attitude toward voluntary military service and the perceived positive and negative aspects of a military career. Airman and officer personnel differ in their perception of the most satisfying aspects of a military assignment. An interesting job was the factor most widely selected as a satisfier by officers, opportunity for technical training by airmen the outstanding dissatisfier for both groups was perceived lack of personal control over over their career. Isolated tours and separation from family were perceived as the most negative aspects of an Air Force career. Modified author abstract
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations