Accession Number : AD0610056

Title :   ATTITUDES AND CAREER INTENTIONS OF OFFICER TRAINING SCHOOL GRADUATES,

Corporate Author : PERSONNEL RESEARCH LAB LACKLAND AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Harding,Francis D. ; Wong,Kenneth K. L.

Report Date : OCT 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Information about the attitudes, job satisfactions, and career intentions of graduates of the Air Force Officer Training School (OTS) was obtained after the respondents had completed about 18 months of commissioned service. The results were compared with findings obtained at the time of graduation from OTS. Career intentions crystallized during the intervening months as the undecided made up their minds. Consistency of opinion was shown by the fact that about two-thirds of those who had expressed an opinion at time of graduation still retained the same opinion. Information obtained at time of graduation was still predictive of career intent, as was educational and assignment information. An attitude measure, the Importance-Possibility Scale, showed that a sense of accomplishment and competent supervision were rated among the most important of the 22 job attributes. Significant differences in distribution of ratings were found between the career-minded and noncareer-minded groups. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIR FORCE TRAINING, OFFICER PERSONNEL), (*OFFICER PERSONNEL, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY)), (*AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS), MOTIVATION, EDUCATION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE