Accession Number : AD0723559

Title :   An Exploratory Study of Job Satisfaction, Retention, and Performance of Navy Enlisted Men,

Corporate Author : CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA INST OF NAVAL STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Stoloff,Peter H.

Report Date : FEB 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : The paper examines the relationship of 2 aspects of job satisfaction: satisfaction with the work itself (job content) and satisfaction of the job environment (job context) to retention behavior and measures of on-the-job performance of first-term Naval enlisted men. While both job content and job context factors were found to be important determiners of on-the-job performance, only the job context and compensation measures asserted a strong influence on reenlistment decision. The findings suggested that the Navy should concentrate on improving the aspects of naval life associated with the satisfaction of more basic needs -- such as pay, image of the Navy, and ship-board living conditions -- to retain enlisted men, particularly those in the 'hard' ratings in the electronics and electro-mechanical occupational groups. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*JOB ANALYSIS, *ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY)), (*NAVAL PERSONNEL, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY)), ATTRITION, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), DECISION MAKING, SALARIES

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE