Sources of Career Dissatisfaction among Mid-Level Coast Guard Officers.
NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA
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This research project was undertaken to identify the major sources of job satisfactiondissatisfaction prevalent among mid-level officers 0-3 to 0-5 in the Cost Guard. Input to this research effort is provided by Coast Guard officers assigned to a wide variety of units located in California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii. Through the use of interviews and questionnaires, factors contributing to both job satisfaction and dissatisfaction were analyzed. It was found that the major sources of irritation disturbing Coast Guard officers are a lack of recognition, frequent transfersrelocation, and a poor quality of leadershipsupervisors. The results of this study further suggest that officers place a high value on job challenge, job location, and recognition in achieving job satisfaction. Differences in opinion with respect to rank are insignificant in the majority of areas researched. It is concluded that the majority of officers are fairly well satisfied with their level of career satisfaction but room for improvement does exist. Author
- Sociology and Law
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations