Accession Number : AD0769932

Title :   Personal Value systems and Career Objectives of Men Vis a Vis Women 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) : Bartholomew,Charles W.

Report Date : DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 297

Abstract : Basic objectives of this research were to compare the personal values and career objectives of Air Force women to Air Force men. The research used a personal values questionnaire to establish which values and objectives were most likely to be translated into behavior. Values and objectives of 307 women officers and a control sample of 323 men were analyzed using chi-square contingency table analyses. Women are found to take a more normative, less pragmatic approach to their jobs. 'Conventional wisdom' that women do not seek careers or responsible jobs was refuted. Both men and women were found to value enriched, responsible jobs. Women appeared to be at least as positively career inclined and more dedicated to their organizations than men with the same time in service. Implementations were found for policy improvements concerning participative management, personnel system flexibility, and consideration in recruiting and assigning Air Force couples. Equal sex opportunity and continued availability of quality, low-cost medical care were also highly valued by respondents. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*Females, *Air Force personnel), (*Males, Air Force personnel), (*Job analysis, Questionnaires), Job satisfaction, Personnel development, Industrial psychology, Methodology, Statistical analysis, Recruiting, Attitudes(Psychology), Officer personnel, Theses, Sociology

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE