Attitudes Toward Making a Transfer: Factors Related to Reenlistment Intentions, Over-All Satisfaction, Attitude Toward Future Moves, and an Analysis of Qualitative Data Relevant to Transfer Attitudes.
TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR RESEARCH
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Survey and interview data were collected from a sample of 143 NCOs who had recently been notified that they would be transferred to a new assignment. Quantitative and qualitative data were collected concerning six research questions what factors relevant to transfer situations are predictive of career intentions, intent to reenlist, overall USAF satisfaction and attitude toward future moves what factors affect the adjustment time-profitable time ratio in job transfer situations are individuals given sufficient notice of transfers to allow adequate preparation what factors were cited as affecting attitude toward transfers and subsequent transfer adjustment what job-related factors affect attitude towards transfers and how do pre-transfer expectations affect transfer attitudes and what are the sources of those expectations. Correlation, regression and various qualitative data analysis techniques were used to answer these questions. Implications for transfer policies and future research needs are discussed.