Accession Number : AD0643440

Title :   CAREER-RELATED VALUES OF DESIGNATED NAVAL AVIATORS AND NAVAL FLIGHT OFFICERS.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL PERSONNEL RESEARCH ACTIVITY SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Robertson,David W.

Report Date : OCT 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 350

Abstract : A survey of naval aviators and flight officers in Naval Air Force Pacific Fleet ships and squadrons was conducted to investigate the influence of various job values and possible policy changes on career motivation. The two populations studied were: Those officers with at least 18 months since designation or 3 years active duty since commissioned; and those officers previously within this experience range who had been released to civilian life within the past 6-18 months. In addition to the general, Navy-wide dissatisfaction with family separation and long working hours, the most critical influences on retention of this particular aviation community were found to be: the enormous attraction of an airline pilot career, Type squadron assigned, Preference for a 'strictly Pilot/Flight Officer' career (as contrasted with the conventional unrestricted line officer career), Command opportunity for the Naval Flight Officer, and effective officer career counseling. The least critical influences on retention were found to be: methods of awarding medals, and personal risk as it pertains to combat or aircraft carrier operations. The most favorable responses were to the following possible career-incentive policy changes: choice of type squadron, maximum of 6 months away from home port, cash bonuses for additional years of active duty, and personnel interviews prior to issuing change of duty orders. The least favorable responses were to: accelerated promotion to LCDR, cash bonuses while flying from aircraft carriers, and family assistance centers. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AVIATION PERSONNEL, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY)), (*NAVAL AVIATION, OFFICER PERSONNEL), (*OFFICER PERSONNEL, RECRUITING), JOB ANALYSIS, MOTIVATION, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), NAVAL PERSONNEL

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE