An Analysis of the Institutional-Occupational Orientation Prediction Variables on the 1977 USAF Quality of Life Survey.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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In 1976 Dr. Charles C. Moskos, Jr., advanced his contention that the military is moving from an institutional model to an occupational model. In the institutional model the military is viewed as a way of life and as an institution that takes care of its own with members who are viewed as having a purpose that transcends individual self-interest. In the occupational model the individual is primarily concerned with self-interests and the military is viewed in the context of a market place where group interests are advanced through the practice of trade unions. The 1977 Quality of Air Force Life Survey contained questions that measure the institutional and occupational orientations of the respondents. The purpose of this research was to find the most powerful predictors of the institution or occupation score that are present on the survey. The best predictors of the occupation variable were found to be those variables that address aspects that are common to the military and to civilian employment, for example, career attitude and comparison of military pay to civilian employment.
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