Accession Number:

ADA045998

Title:

A Study of Job Characteristics and Job Attitudes at a Tactical Air Command Fighter Aircraft Maintenance Complex.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

201.0

Abstract:

This study investigates job attitudes of enlisted maintenance personnel FMS and OMS serving in a TAC fighter aircraft maintenance complex. The overall objective was to determine if a job enrichment program might improve individual motivation and organizational effectiveness. Analysis consisted of measuring job satisfaction levels, using the Hoppock job satisfaction measure, and measuring satisfaction with the various dimensions of the work and work environment, using the HackmanOldham Job Diagnostic Survey. Compared with sample populations drawn from the total Air Force population, the study group exhibited a lower degree of job satisfaction. Analysis indicates that work environment factors are most highly associated with the dissatisfaction displayed. Overall, growth satisfaction a measure of how much challenge a job provides, opportunity for accomplishment, potential to exercise responsibility, and potential for personal growth and development was found to be the primary determinant of job satisfaction for this study group.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE