A Study of Military-Civil Service Differences in Quality of Life
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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This study analyzed the differences in Air Force members military and Civil Service employees civilian concerning replies to 3 Quality of Life surveys. The two groups often do the same work, even side by side, yet the two groups do not always share the same rewards and benefits. Discriminant analysis --a powerful analytic tool that allows one to distinguish between two or more populations--was used to analyze the data. Military individuals were found to value the health and free time aspects of their lives more than civilians, but were less satisfied with them. Members of each group preferred to be supervised by, supervise, and work with members of the same group. Civilians seemed to be more satisfied with their jobs than military members. In relation to military members, civilians considered their grade too low for their work civilians did not believe that their jobs were preparing them for greater responsibility in the future civilians had more job freedom civilians received less recognition for a job well done and civilians had a higher opinion of military leadership. Both groups preferred male to female supervisors.
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