Accession Number : AD0781041

Title :   Development and Feasibility Test of a Method to Study Location Assignment Preferences of Airmen.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. 1 Sep 72-28 Feb 74,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Tuttle,Thomas C. ; Brockhaus,William L. ; Hazel,Joe T.

Report Date : APR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : The study evaluated the feasibility of an approach to investigate geographic location preferences of airmen. Two preference ratings were obtained from 509 basic airmen for each of 150 Air Force locations, one based on the location name, then unnamed, based on a 22 variable environmental profile description. Findings indicated the approach was feasible; that considerable variance was revealed across both individuals and locations; that the base selected variables could explain a considerable proportion of the rating variance through regression analysis. Further study of location preferences of experienced personnel is recommended. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Personnel management, *Air Force personnel, Human factors engineering, Social psychology, Deployment, Job satisfaction, Feasibility studies, Geographic areas, Regression analysis, Questionnaires, Environments, Surveys, Analysis of variance

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE