Modeling Job Motivation with the Maslow Hierarchy of Needs within the 3800 Air Base Wing at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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The Maslow theory of human motivation was applied to an Air Force unit at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. A model that combined the need strength measurement technique developed by Mitchell and Moudgill and mathematical specification of the need hierarchy devised by Young yielded results that tend to support both the Maslow and the Pendulum theories of motivation. In general, the survey population at Maxwell Air Force Base followed the Pendulum theory of human motivation proposed by Young. It was found that for the total survey population including officer, enlisted, civil service, and non-appropriated fund subgroups and management, clerical, and administrative job types that adjacent Maslovian needs tend to move together reflecting inverse parabolic relationships among needs. The underlying structure in the data obtained tended to support a two-way classification of needs Security and all others across all subgroups and job types.
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