A Comparison of Job Characteristics for Senior NCOs (Noncommissioned Officers) within Civil Engineering: CONUS (Continental United States) versus Overseas Bases.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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This research tested the perception that overseas Civil Engineering sensor NCO job positions contain higher levels of the five core job dimensions and create higher levels of satisfaction and motivation that the same CONUS job positions. The study also attempted to determine which MAJCOM overseas senior NCOs believed utilized their potential best and what they perceived the future level of senior NCO jobs would be. Data were collected from 260 senior NCOs serving in Civil Engineering Squadrons located overseas in PACAF and USAFE commands using the JDS. The data were analyzed and compared to previously collected data for CONUS senior NCOs. Results show that significant differences exist in the MPS between overseas and CONUS senior NCOs occupying unit and assistant unit supervisor job positions. A statistical difference was also found in the satisfaction scores for assistant supervisors. The job dimension responsible for the increased MPS and satisfaction scores for overseas senior NCOs was autonomy. It was revealed that overseas NCOs do believe that overseas MAJCOMs utilize their potential best through support for this perception was not overwhelming. The study also discovered that senior NCOs are pessimistic about what the future level of job characteristics will be for their jobs. Author.
- Sociology and Law
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations