Accession Number : AD0828327

Title :   MOTIVATIONAL DETERMINANTS OF OFF-DUTY EMPLOYMENT.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL PERSONNEL PROGRAM SUPPORT ACTIVITY WASHINGTON DC PERSONNEL SURVEYS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Blakelock, Edwin H.

Report Date : JAN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 71

Abstract : Results are presented of a survey that was conducted to obtain information on the extent, causes and characteristics of moonlighting of Naval Personnel. A 10% sample of enlisted men and a 20% sample of officers at major commands in Washington, D. C. , Norfolk, Va., New York City, San Diego, and San Francisco, Calif. was obtained. Due to the low rate (5%) of moonlighting among officers only the responses of enlisted men are considered in this report. Moonlighting is quite extensive in the areas surveyed. Twenty-three percent of the men held an extra job at the time of the survey, and 37% worked at off-duty employment during the past 12 months. Forty-one percent said they would take an extra job if one were available. In order to predict moonlighting as against non-moonlighting and heavy vs. light moonlighting the following hypothesis was tested. Moonlighting is a function of the man's having the financial need, the opportunity and the skill. This hypothesis received moderate support. In general, the moonlighters are: married, have more dependents, are of middle grades, assigned to duty stations longer and are typically between the ages of 25-29 years. The heavy moonlighters (working 25 or more weeks a year) are married, have more dependents, are the recipients of higher pay, and been assigned to the same duty area longer. In general, while the moonlighters feel fatigued by their work they do not feel that it has hurt the performance of their Navy jobs. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NAVAL PERSONNEL, EMPLOYMENT), MOTIVATION, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, QUESTIONNAIRES, APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE