Job Satisfaction and Retention of Air Force Medical Service Corps Officers Recently Acquired from Civilian Sources.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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The purpose of this project is to determine if new Medical Service Corps MSC officers are satisfied in their jobs, and if they will stay in the corps for a career. A summary of the research methodology employed in this project details the questionnaire utilized, which included the widely used Job Descriptive Index JDI to measure job satisfaction levels. The excellent response rate of 87 percent is reported and discussed. The demographic characteristics of the respondents are summarized and reviewed. An analysis of the JDI scores reveals that these new officers were indeed more satisfied in their jobs than the subjects studied by previous researchers. Using the chi-square test of independence, the five dimensions of job satisfaction work, pay, promotion, supervision, and coworkers are evaluated against the demographic characteristics of the respondents. Significant relationships are reported and explanations are offered. The career intentions of the respondents are examined to learn that 58 percent hoped to become hospital administrators, and 65 percent intended to stay in the MSC for a career.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations