Attitude Survey of Military Family Housing Residents, Hawaii 1987.
Final rept. Oct 86-Sep 87,
NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
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Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard personnel assigned in Hawaii and living in military family housing were surveyed for their opinions and attitudes about the housing and support facilities and services. Responses to items were compared to those from a similar survey conducted in Hawaii in 1985, Topics covered included General satisfaction Perceived effects of living conditions Housing referral, features and facilities Loaner furniture and appliances Operations Housing office services Policies and procedures Maintenance and repair Security and safety Communication Self-help and Temporary Lodging Allowance TLA. Results showed that over 70 were satisfied with their housing in the 1987 survey compared with approximately 68 in 1985. Major gains in satisfaction from 1985 to 1987 were found in maintenance response time, adequacy of security patrols, satisfaction with self-help, and perceived effect on job performance and career intention. Major losses were observed in adequacy of TLA hotel list, accuracy and adequacy of housing referral services, quality of maintenance, and adequacy of facilities. Expanded demographics in the 1987 survey also allowed for comparisons with a survey conducted in 1986 of civilian housing residents. Military family housing residents were more likely to have spouses who were unemployed by choice and to have three or more dependents in the household. Slightly more residents of civilian housing report being satisfied with their housing units and report a positive-effect of living conditions on job performance and career intentions. The effect of spouse influence on service member responses was also measured.
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