Accession Number:

ADA017167

Title:

Assignment Location Preferences of Airmen.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Mar 74-30 Jun 75,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TEX

Report Date:

1975-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

To investigate assignment location preferences, a survey was administered to 4,670 airmen. Two preference ratings on an 18-point scale -9 to 9 were obtained for each of 150 CONUS locations. One rating was obtained using base or station names. The other rating was based on an unnamed profile consisting of a 22 geographical-environmental variable description of each location. Findings were as follows 1 Most preferred locations tended to be concentrated in Florida, California, and Colorado and least preferred locations in northern tier states 2 Variability in base preference ratings increased with an increase in level of desirability 3 The relative order of preferences for 150 locations differed for various subgroups of airmen 4 Base name and location description rating differences suggested airmen may have a low level of awareness of certain geographical-environmental characteristics for CONUS locations and 5 Geographical environmental variable differences were found between the 30 most and least preferred locations for 14 of 22 variables e.g., snowfall, temperature.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE