Accession Number : ADA132322

Title :   Sources of Career Dissatisfaction among Mid-Level Coast Guard Officers.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Mizell,Larry Linton

PDF Url : ADA132322

Report Date : Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 96

Abstract : This research project was undertaken to identify the major sources of job satisfaction/dissatisfaction prevalent among mid-level officers (0-3 to 0-5) in the Cost Guard. Input to this research effort is provided by Coast Guard officers assigned to a wide variety of units located in California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, and Hawaii. Through the use of interviews and questionnaires, factors contributing to both job satisfaction and dissatisfaction were analyzed. It was found that the major sources of irritation disturbing Coast Guard officers are a lack of recognition, frequent transfers/relocation, and a poor quality of leadership/supervisors. The results of this study further suggest that officers place a high; value on job challenge, job location, and recognition in achieving job satisfaction. Differences in opinion with respect to rank are insignificant in the majority of areas researched. It is concluded that the majority of officers are fairly well satisfied with their level of career satisfaction but room for improvement does exist. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Coast Guard, *Officer personnel, *Job satisfaction, Careers, Human resources, Manpower utilization, Surveys, Questionnaires, Attitudes(Psychology), Performance(Human), Motivation, Social psychology, Leadership, Relocation, Recognition, Theses

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE