Is There Such a Thing As Overall Satisfaction with Military Life? A factor Analysis of Marine Corps Data
CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA MARINE CORPS OPERATIONS ANALYSIS GROUP
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This research contribution attempts to determine the number of dimensions in which satisfaction with military life should be measured. The analysis used a correlation matrix of satisfaction measures for Marine respondents to the 1985 DOD Member Survey and performed a standard factor analysis on that matrix. Three distinct dimensions of Marine satisfaction, having to do with personal fulfillment in the military, military family stability, and military fringe benefits, were identified. Keywords Benefits, Factor analysis, Families Human, Job satisfaction, Marine corps personnel, Personnel retention, Problems, Statistical analysis.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations
- Statistics and Probability