Analysis of Company Grade Officer Positions in Air Force Base Civil Engineering and Specific Recommendations for Improvement.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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The purpose of this study was to evaluate company grade officer positions in Base Civil Engineering, highlight strengths and weaknesses of each position, and recommend specific actions for improving the motivating potential of these positions. The Job Characteristics Model formed the basis of the analysis. Nearly 200 company grade officers in CONUS Base Civil Engineering units responded to the Job Diagnostic Survey. The survey provided measures of the Motivating Potential Score for each position and the Growth Needs Strength of each respondent. The researcher hypothesized that the Motivating Potential Score would be significantly lower for the Engineering and Environmental Planning positions than for the Chief of Readiness and Logistics, Chief of Resources and Requirements, or the Industrial Engineering positions. Although many of the individual constructs such as task autonomy and task significance were significantly lower in EEP positions, none of the Motivating Potential Scores in company grade Base Civil Engineering positions were found to be significantly different. A second hypothesis was formulated to compare Motivating Potential Scores and constructs of this studys sample with normative data. Base Civil Engineering company grade officer positions had Motivating Potential Scores that were significantly below the normative levels established for professionals. Author
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations