Comparative Analyses of Enlisted Job Satisfaction as Measured by the Occupational Attitude Inventory.
Final rept. 9 Dec 74-30 Jun 78,
AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TEX
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This report describes the preliminary results of administering the Occupational Attitude Inventory OAI to 7,567 airmen worldwide. Two-thirds of those sampled were first-term airmen. Results of the survey revealed numerous differences and simularities between first-termers and careerists. Differences and simularities were noted on background information items, job aspect items, job factors, and importance of job factors to career decisions. Job factors with the highest job satisfaction ratings were opportunities for social contact, job security, moral acceptability of job, leave and time-off policies, supervisory responsibilities, safety programs, and family attitude toward job. Factors receiving low satisfaction ratings were cost living, status in civilian community, promotion chances based on ability, and quality of base housing and eating facilities. There was considerable agreement between first-termers and carrerists on which factors are the most dissatisfying, differences existing in intensity of feeling rather than direction. Factors that rated high in importance to career decisions included such job aspect as work itself, promotion chances, economic security, and self-improvement opportunities. Of the 12 factors with high importance ratings only two were low in satisfaction ratings promotion chances based on ability and cost of living. Author
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations