The Strategic Air Command Readiness Oriented Logistics System (ROLS): A Comparison of the Work Attitudes of Aircraft Maintenance Specialists
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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This study compared to work attitudes of the aircraft maintenance specialists assigned to on-equipment maintenance OMS, against the work attitudes of the aircraft maintenance specialists assigned to off-equipment maintenance AMSFMS under the Strategic Air Command Readiness Oriented Logistics System ROLS. Hackman and Oldhams job characteristics model was used as the basis for the comparison. A modified short-form of the Job Diagnostic Survey was administered to the aircraft maintenance specialists of the 379th Bombardment Wing, Wurtsmith AFB MI. The collected data was analyzed through hypothesis testing using the two-sample t-statistic for two independent samples. The calculated results show that off-equipment aircraft maintenance specialists perceive a higher degree of task identity, task significance, autonomy, feedback from the job, internal work motivation, growth satisfaction, and a higher motivating potential score. The results were indeterminate if there is a difference in the perceived degree of skill variety, dealing with others, job related satisfaction, and individual growth need strength. Recommendations for future research highlight the additional use of Hackman and Oldhams job characteristics model to evaluate redesigning specific areas of on- and off- equipment aircraft maintenance specialists jobs.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies