Turnover of Non-Rated Company Grade Aircraft Maintenance Officers (AFSC 40XX).
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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Air Force managers are currently facing the problem of retention of non-rated company grade aircraft maintenance officers. Very little research has been directed toward developing a predictive model of voluntary turnover for this specific group of Air Force personnel. This research effort developed a conceptual model of turnover based on a synthesis of existing theoretical frameworks from the sociological and industrial psychology literature. The model was tested using data obtained from a newly developed 1979 Aircraft Maintenance Officer AFSC 40XX Questionnaire. The study focused on non-rated company grade aircraft maintenance officers. The basic structure of the conceptual model was confirmed, however, several modifications were indicated and incorporated into the revised conceptual model. Age and gender did not function as determinants of turnover as originally hypothesized. Additionally, job satisfaction and expectancy were not confirmed as intervening variables between the determinants and intention to make the Air Force a career. Perceived opportunity to enter a civilian job was confirmed as a significant intervening variable. Recommendations are for modification and further development of the model as an aid in personnel policy decisions. Author
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations