Accession Number:

ADA229014

Title:

The Determinants of Job Satisfaction in U.S. Army Reserve/National Guard Units: A Multidisciplinary Analysis

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 1989-May 1990,

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

This research reports an empirical analysis of job satisfaction in the U.S. Army ReserveNational Guard units. Job satisfaction is explained in terms of an economic theory of the effect of pay, the psychological theory of commitment and motivation, and a sociological theory of positive interdependence of work life and family life. Data form an Army Experience Survey, 1985, were developed to obtain 10 factors that were used to predict job satisfaction in a logit model of job satisfaction. The results revealed that, as expected, job satisfaction was explained by variables from all the three disciplines. In particular, job satisfaction was related positively to an increase in pay, positive job experience, perceptions and realizations of schoolingtraining motive, and soldierss satisfactory relationships with spouses and children. Job satisfaction was related negatively to an increase in dissatisfaction with the job environment, uninteresting work, long working hours, and unfair treatment. EMK

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE