Accession Number:

ADA210596

Title:

Work Importance and Its Measurement: Review of the Literature

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. Mar 1987-Jun 1988

Corporate Author:

NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1989-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

This report reviews the literature on work importance and constitutes an important prelude to a study that is being conducted to determine the importance of work in the life patterns and life plans of career and non-career personnel in the United States Navy. Important dimensions of work and of the work milieu are examined for the relative importance and degree of impact of these dimensions on overall work importance. Specifically, this review covers the literature surrounding the importance of work and its various aspects in relation to life goals, satisfaction, and job tenure. The focus is on statistical studies, which have identified important dimensions of work, using empirical data. It is believed that knowledge of the relative importance of work and of the various aspects of work that are deemed important will materially aid in developing career guidance materials as well as aiding in enlistment advertising and incentive programs. Keywords Motivation, Job morale.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE