Navigator Command Potential: An Analysis of U.S. Air Force Pilot Attitudes toward the Job Satisfaction Characteristics of U.S. Air Force Navigators
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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This study analyzed the self-reported survey responses of 93 U.S. Air Force pilots concerning their perceptions of the command potential and job satisfaction characteristics of navigators. The first objective of this study was to compare the pilot responses with the results obtained from a previous Job Diagnostics Survey of Air Force navigators and Hackman and Oldhams normative data for professional workers. Differences in pilot attitudes were also compared with those of navigators based on the type of aircraft mission. The second objective was to compare responses based on the pilots military rank and navigator supervisory experience. The third objective evaluated the pilots opinion of the continued requirement for navigators in Air Force aircraft and of the ability of experienced navigators to perform as mission commanders.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations