The Deployment Experience: Organizational Climate and Work Life
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NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH STUDIES AND TECHNOLOGY MILLINGTON TN
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Despite the amount of time Sailors spend at sea in their careers, little work has been done to document the reactions of personnel to deployments. This study draws on the responses of Sailors to the Navy Personnel Survey NPS conducted in 2000, 2003, and 2005. Analyses highlighted the attitudes of deployed personnel n 1,243 compared with personnel assigned to sea duty but not currently deployed n 3,107 and shore personnel n 5,032. Results for 2005 showed that deployed personnel had significantly more negative attitudes than shore personnel on several indices, including job satisfaction, quality of command leadership, available resources in the command, organizational commitment, and reenlistmentcontinuation plans. The attitudes of personnel in sea duty billets but not deployed were between those of the other two groups. Although deployed personnel were more unfavorable than shore personnel towards organizational climate and work life, trend analyses showed that the attitudes of deployed personnel had improved significantly over time. Results are discussed and recommendations for further research are presented.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Military Forces and Organizations