A Study of the Personal Value Systems and Job Satisfactions of United States Air Force Officers.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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The primary objectives of this research were to gain insights into the personal value systems and job satisfactions of Air Force officers. Prior to analyzing data, the paper discusses the role of values in human behavior and outlines the major job satisfaction theories currently in the literature. Using an adaptation of Englands methodology the primary orientations POR of 1321 officers, as well as the behavioral relevance of 77 personal values PV concepts were determined. A modification of Hoppocks general job satisfaction blank was used to measure the satisfactions of the officers. Through tests of means and analysis of distributions, the satisfactions of the various officer subgroups were then compared.