Career Intent of Women VIS A VIS Men in the United States Air Force.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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This study analyzes and compares career intent of female and male Air Force personnel. The data for the study were obtained from the Quality of Air Force Life survey conducted in February 1980. The main analysis techniques used were the Automatic Interaction Detection AID algorithm and stepwise regression. The study analyzed the responses of female and male officer and enlisted personnel in three groups the total population, first term personnel, and personnel with four to ten years of service. The primary conclusion of the study is that different factors affect the career intent for women and men. Career intent for female officers is largely dependent upon job satisfaction, whereas, attitude of spouse of immediate family is the major influence for male officer and enlisted personnel. Extrinsic factors, such as a high salary and the belief they can get a better break in civilian life, are important to enlisted women. Job satisfaction was also examined for all male and female officer and enlisted personnel. The results indicate that job challenge and preparation for future responsibility are major factors of job satisfaction. The relationship with the supervisor or superior is also an important factor of female job satisfaction. Author
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations