A Study of the Relationship between Years of Commissioned Service and the Perceived Importance of the Military Compensation Package to Air Force Officers.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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This thesis effort determined the relative importance of the overall military compensation package and its individual features in the decisions of Air Force officers to enter and remain in the service. The research approach included the development of a questionnaire a survey of Air Force officers in their first, fourth, tenth, and twentieth year of commissioned service and data analyses which relied primarily on contingency table analysis techniques. The results include the ranking of ten compensation features in the order of importance for the time the survey respondents decided to enter the Air Force and the present. The rankings were compared for differences among the four years groups, and for changes between the time of entry and the present. One major conclusion of this investigation is that the compensation package is of greater value in retaining than in recruiting Air Force officers. A second major conclusion is that officers currently in the Air Force perceive that the compensation package is of greater importance in recruiting officers than officers who recently entered the Air Force indicate.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations