Accession Number : AD0773797

Title :   A Study of the Personal Value Systems and Operative Goals of Minuteman Missile. Operational Career Field.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Bagley,Larry C.

Report Date : DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 225

Abstract : The primary objective of the research was to gain insight into personal values and goals of Minuteman Operational officers. The hierarchy of values and of goals for Minuteman officers reflect internalization of the official goals and primary mission of SAC by the personnel. There were indications that 'mission' oriented official goals receive less support than 'personnel' oriented official goals. The apparent lower level of support for the 'mission' goals was viewed as probably being more a result of the perceived level of military threat than a real lack of support. Contingency table analyses of the personal and organizational variable classifications, and the behavioral relevance of values and goals revealed 308 differences at the 0.05 level of significance. The majority of the differences centered about age-related variables, career intentions, Regular or Reserve Commission, job satisfaction scores, and POR. The variable POR accounted for the greatest number of significant differences. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Guided missile personnel, *Air force personnel, *Attitudes(Psychology), Methodology, Questionnaires, Behavior, Morale, Motivation, Theses, Statistical data

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE