Accession Number:

ADA169363

Title:

Comparison of Job Attitudes between Physicians, Nurses, Other Medical Officers, and other Air Force Officers.

Descriptive Note:

Student rept.,

Corporate Author:

AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

84.0

Abstract:

Within the Air Force community, a diverse group of physicians, nurses, and other medical officers enter with attitudes and behaviors which contribute significantly to the overall quality of patient care. The purpose of this research project was to explore the job attitudes of the military medical professionals. The study concludes that job attitudes of the nurse corps were significantly low across all factors of the survey whereas the physicians were high in mission resources but expressed lower attitudes in leadership effectiveness. Air Force officers were similar to nurses in the areas of mission resources and unit effectiveness, but similar to other medical officers in the areas of leadership effectiveness. To enhance leadership effectiveness, medical leaders in midtop management positions should recognize and promote leadership skills early in newly commissioned nurses and medical officers.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE