A Study of the Personal Value Systems and Operative Goals of Minuteman Missile. Operational Career Field.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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The primary objective of the research was to gain insight into personal values and goals of Minuteman Operational officers. The hierarchy of values and of goals for Minuteman officers reflect internalization of the official goals and primary mission of SAC by the personnel. There were indications that mission oriented official goals receive less support than personnel oriented official goals. The apparent lower level of support for the mission goals was viewed as probably being more a result of the perceived level of military threat than a real lack of support. Contingency table analyses of the personal and organizational variable classifications, and the behavioral relevance of values and goals revealed 308 differences at the 0.05 level of significance. The majority of the differences centered about age-related variables, career intentions, Regular or Reserve Commission, job satisfaction scores, and POR. The variable POR accounted for the greatest number of significant differences. Modified author abstract