Accession Number : AD0754166

Title :   Investigation of a Perceived Relationship between Grade and Responsibility, and Its Effect on Career Decisions of Young U. S. Air Force Officers.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Flanigan,William F.

Report Date : DEC 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 199

Abstract : The report attempts to answer the following questions, 'Do Air Force junior officers perceive the USAF grade system as a hindrance to their obtaining increasing job responsibility commensurate with their capabilities and qualifications.' and 'If officers do perceive the grade system as dysfunctional to their obtaining increased responsibility, is this perception causing officers to leave the service.' Following a historical development of military grade, job responsibility is studied as an important factor in a junior officer's career and in decisions concerning that career. A questionnaire survey is reported.

Descriptors :   (*AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, *JOB ANALYSIS), (*OFFICER PERSONNEL, *MOTIVATION), ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), QUESTIONNAIRES, RETENTION(PSYCHOLOGY), PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), FACTOR ANALYSIS, SALARIES, THESES

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE