Job Satisfaction Measures as Predictors of Retention for Navy Enlisted Personnel.
Final rept. Oct 76-Sep 77,
NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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Responses made by members of four representative ratings to the job satisfaction items on the Navy Occupational Task Analysis Program NOTAP surveys were analyzed to determine the relationship between job satisfaction and intent to reenlist. Response data obtained from enlisted personnel in a survey of career counselor effectiveness were analyzed to determine actual reenlistment behavior, since this information could not be obtained from NOTAP data. Results showed that enlisted personnel were most satisfied with aspects of the work itself and their relations with others and least satisfied with aspects related to military life. Those in lower pay grades and those nearing the end of their first enlistment were least satisfied with aspects of both work and military life. Aspects related to the work itself predicted overall job satisfaction, while those related to military life predicted reenlistment intent. Reenlistment intent was highly related to actual reenlistment, while other variables including job satisfaction added little to prediction of enlistment. Author
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations