A Study of Pilots' Value Systems and Their Effect on Career Intentions
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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Because an individuals values are important determinants of behavior, this research first described the personal value systems of Air Force pilots with less than eight years of commissioned service. Having established that a common value system existed among all pilots and that pilots also have a common perceived organizational value system, the researchers investigated personal and perceived organizational value systems in relation to career intentions. The pilots personal value systems were found to conflict with their perceived organizational value systems. This conflict existed among all pilots, but the conflict was greatest among the pilots who were planning to separate from active duty. The individual value conflicts suggest possible personnel policy changes to enhance Air Force pilot retention.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations