A Proposal for the Revision of the U.S. Air Force Spouse Survey.
LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT DEVELOPMENT CENTER MAXWELL AFB AL
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This paper presents a proposed revision of the U.S. Air Force Spouse Survey administered by the Leadership and Management Development Center, Maxwell AFB AL. Includes a review of the literature on the familywork interface in the military, factor analyses on the Spouse Survey, and multivariate regression models predicting work variables from family variables. The regression models accounted for 12 to 55 percent of the variance using survey results from the current data bank of over 4000 military members and their spouses. New variables are suggested for inclusion in the Spouse Survey in an effort to improve its predictive ability. Recommendations Air Force leaders should be encouraged to continue to seek ways to improve military family life. These improvements may be expensive improved medical care, etc. but will result in increased retention. LMDC and other Air Force agencies should continue to encourage research on the familywork interface. Officials at LMDC should revise the AFSS.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations