The Measurements of Job Stress on an Operational Unit of the Military.
WICHITA STATE UNIV KS CENTER FOR HUMAN APPRAISAL
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A study was performed to measure the amount of job stress that was present in various jobs in an operational unit of the U. S. Air Force. The job areas that were measured were the Personnel field CBPO, Missile Operations, Maintenance, Security Police, and members of the Communications Squadron. It was assumed that these jobs were representative of the jobs needed to accomplish the mission of an operational unit. Essential to this study was an analysis of the differences in job stress perceptions by commanders and their subordinates. An understanding of this difference can go far toward alleviating stress in jobs and in increasing the performance of the individuals holding those jobs. A further analysis was made into analyzing specific areas of stress and comparing them to areas of threat measured by other testing instruments. These other instruments were covert means of measuring stress in terms of fear and anxiety.