A Study of Job Attitudes in the Manufacturing, Contracting, and Acquisition Officer Career Fields
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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This study evaluates the job attitudes of manufacturing officers, contracting officers, acquisition officers, in comparison with all other Air Force officers. The purpose of this research was to determine whether moving the organizational location of the manufacturing career group from the contracting organization to the acquisition organization would improve job attitude. The Organizational Assessment Package, for the Leadership and Management Development Center, was used as the research tool and data source for this study. The results showed that there was no support for the assumption that manufacturing officers job attitudes would increase due to reorganization, although there was evidence that their attitudes were similar to acquisition officers. Manufacturing, contracting, and acquisition officers as a whole have lower job attitudes than all the other Air Force officers. This is probably a result of inadequate training and education, over regulation of government procurement, and insufficient authority and responsibility for their work.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies