Accession Number:

ADA126754

Title:

The Effects of Dual Career Households and Family Responsibilities on Surface Warfare Officer's Career Intent.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1982-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

128.0

Abstract:

The Surface Warfare Officer Career Questionnaire and the Officer Master File data were used to analyze the career intentions of a sample of 1277 year group 1961-1980 married Surface Warfare Officers. This thesis enhances understanding of the effects dual career households and family responsibilities have on Surface Warfare Officers career intentions. Three theoretical constructs were identified assignment process, spouse involvement, and family disruptions, which were expected to explain the variance across household career status and family responsibility. In general, the findings provide moderate support for explaining differences in career intention across household career status, family responsibility, and rank. The persistent interactions found suggest that the spouses career is incorporated into the officers family responsibility issues when making career decisions. Additionally, the study raises many questions for future research to address. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE