Gender Differences in Job Satisfaction in the U.S. Army
Final rept. May-Sep 95
ARMY RESEARCH INST FOR THE BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES ALEXANDRIA VA
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This report summarizes findings from the Spring 1995 Sample Survey Military Personnel SSMP which focused on soldier satisfaction with aspects of their Army life, jobs, and careers. A total of 15,113 soldiers responded to the survey. There were few if any differences between males and females in their responses to items on Stress, Promotion Potential, and Global Satisfaction jobcareerlife. Females were more positive in their responses to items covering Benefits, Family, Equity, Basic Pay, Job Security officers only, and Job Characteristics enlisted only. Males were more positive in their responses to items covering Co-Workers. Supervisors, leeadership, Developmental Courses more likely to have bad courses, and Absence from Duty Station for Military Reasons more likely to be deployedTDYin training. Results from the survey did not identily any clear cut relationships between job satisfaction and career intent for males or females however, it does appear that separation from family may be an important factor in why some female soldiers decide to leave the Army.