Security Police Job Enrichment: An Anthology of Management Effort and Research.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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This thesis examines job satisfaction within the United States Air Force Security Police, particularly, among members of the security specialty AFSC 811XX. It also examines some approaches to improving the job satisfaction of security policemen, including job enrichment. A description is given of the security career field, including the types of jobs done by members of a typical security force. A day in the life of a security guard is described in order to give the reader an understanding of security duty from the workers point of view. The evolution of job enrichment is discussed, starting with the early philosophy of Frederick Taylors scientific management and progressing through the ideas of Mayo, McGregor, Blake and Mouton, and Maslow. Herzbergs two-factor theory is examined and compared with other theories of job enrichment such as, expectancy theory and the Hackman and Oldham model of job satisfaction and enrichment. Also included are studies of job satisfaction and performance. These include work done by the Occupational Measurement Center at Lackland AFB, Texas, the School of Aerospace Medicine at Brooks AFB, and Thompsons analysis of the Air Force Quality of Life Survey. The Castle AFB experiment to determine whether close-in sentries are essential to security of aircraft is described along with the results. The experiment in security police job enrichment performed at Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota, is described in some detail and a brief account is given of a local do-it-yourself program to improve job satisfaction at Minot AFB, North Dakota.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations