Accession Number:

ADA229466

Title:

An Analysis of the Effects Housing Improvements Have on the Retention of Air Force Personnel

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

118.0

Abstract:

Budget constraints, pressure to reduce the military, and need to keep quality people on active duty make it more important to determine factors which influence the military member to remain on active duty. Military Family Housing MFH has long been considered one of the benefits of being in the Armed Forces. Senior military leadership believes that MFH has a direct effect on career decisions of military personnel. The purpose of this thesis was to statistically tie an individuals desire to remain on active duty with hisher housing satisfaction. A survey instrument was developed and distributed to Air Force members eligible to reside in MFH. The results were analyzed using correlations and regressions. Both the military members satisfaction level and the spouses satisfaction level were linked to the members intent to remain on active duty. Several factors were identified as contributing to housing satisfaction. They include size of bedrooms, convenience to baseduty station, size of residence, appearance of neighborhood, personal safety and security, external appearance of residence, quality of maintenance and repair, air conditioning system, availability of child care services and facilities, purity of water source, and convenience to major medical facilities.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE