Accession Number : AD0664037

Title :   USAF OFFICER CAREER INTENT AFTER FIRST YEAR OF ACTIVE DUTY,

Corporate Author : PERSONNEL RESEARCH LAB LACKLAND AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Ewing,Faye

Report Date : AUG 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : This is the second report of a longitudinal study designed to determine the predictability of an Air Force officer's career decision and to evaluate relationships between career intent and various demographic, environmental and attitudinal factors. The USAF Active Duty Survey No. 1, the first year active duty followup, was completed by those subjects who had participated in the precommissioning phase of the study. Responses were validated against the criterion of stated career-intention. A Career-Intent Key developed on half the sample was applied to the other half of each commissioning source. Resulting correlations between the empirical score and career-intent statement ranged from .48 to .67. Various experimental scoring techniques were applied to Job Importance-Job Possibility Scale. Of the experimental measures, the Positive Score appears to be the best predictor of career retention. Based on responses to the career-intent statement, the most favorable source for retention is OCS, followed by OTS-AECP and the Academies. One characteristic noted at this point after one year's active duty is the beginning shift away from the 'uncertain' career-intent category. A slight trend away from high career intent toward low career intent is also noted for all sources except USMA. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OFFICER PERSONNEL, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY)), AIR FORCE, QUESTIONNAIRES, RECRUITING, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE