A Study of the Job Satisfaction of Professional Air Force Social Work Officers.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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The job satisfaction levels of 149 Air Force Social Work Officers were studied by using the Professional Satisfaction Inventory originally developed by Jayaratne and Chess 1982 to study the job satisfaction and job stress of a sample of members of the National Association of Social Workers. The social work officers were found to be generally satisfied with their job roles in the Air Force. Hypotheses dealing with the relationships between professional isolation, organizational size, and marital status and job satisfaction were not confirmed and the null hypotheses were not rejected. Hypotheses dealing with relationships between the geographical location of the assignment, role conflict, gender, and military rank and job satisfaction were confirmed and the null hypotheses rejected. Significant differences were found between the job satisfaction scores of male and female social work officers with the males reporting higher satisfaction scores. Male social work officers also had higher scores on job challenge than did their female counterparts. Regression analysis revealed that job challenge, job comfort, and the package of financial rewards were significant predictors of overall job satisfaction for this sample.
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