The Measurement of Food Attitudes and Personality Characteristics of U.S. Air Force Personnel in Alaska
ARMY NATICK RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER MA
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A study was conducted to determine food preferences in the context of isolated duty and the current status of available food service systems of Air Force personnel in Alaska. Methods of research included survey administration, job satisfaction measures, and the use of a personality inventory. Six isolated radar bases and two main installations were sampled. The results indicated that, in general, personnel were coping well with the environment. There were no large-scale differences between isolated and control bases relative to food preferences or satisfaction with the food service system. Differences that did exist were location specific rather than attributable to isolation per se. An analysis of food service worker job satisfaction indicated that the greatest sources of dissatisfaction centered on pay and promotions.