Accession Number : ADA187993

Title :   Perceptions of Professional Registration among Air Force Civil Engineering Officers.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Hromowyk, Gerald L

PDF Url : ADA187993

Report Date : Sep 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 83

Abstract : The purpose of this research was to determine why a small percentage of Air Force Civil Engineering officers are professionally registered. The study had three objectives: (1) determine the attitudes and perceptions of Air Force Civil Engineering officers towards professional registration, (2) determine what causes these perceptions, and (3) if negative, what can be done to change these perceptions. The study was accomplished by an analysis on the results from a mailed questionnaire to Air Force Civil Engineering officers. The officers ranked from Second Lieutenant to Lieutenant Colonel and were in 55XX career field. The results show the officers did not perceive a need for registration or are undecided. This perception did not vary with officer rank. Therefore, Air Force leadership needs to offer incentives or make registration mandatory if they want more engineers registered. The primary reason for wanting to obtain registration was personal goal . The respondents perceived no incentive nor encouragement to become registered. The primary reason for becoming registered was the Air Force does not require it . Respondents believed registration had little effect on unaware of the significance of professional registration. Recommendations include inserting a special block for registration in the officers promotion brief. And promotion boards should be briefed about the significance of registration.

Descriptors :   *OFFICER PERSONNEL, *CIVIL ENGINEERING, *AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, LEADERSHIP, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, PERCEPTION, PROMOTION(ADVANCEMENT), RANK ORDER STATISTICS, THESES, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), CAREERS

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE