Accession Number : ADA195957

Title :   A Survey of Work-Related Attitudes among the Employee Groups of the United States Army Dental Activity, Fort Lewis, Washington.

Descriptive Note : Study rept. Jul 80-Apr 81,

Corporate Author : ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRA TION

Personal Author(s) : Stinson, Karl R

PDF Url : ADA195957

Report Date : Apr 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 136

Abstract : Organizational psychologists have long been concerned with levels of satisfaction among workers. Most of the research in this area has been done with employees in lower level jobs and has assumed that high levels of satisfaction are related to increased levels of production. The rationale has been that a satisfied worker will produce more. Most studies concerned with job satisfaction, therefore, usually have an implicit goal of establishing relationships between satisfaction, and either absenteeism or employee turnover rate. Little research has been conducted to investigate the work satisfaction of high-level employees or service-oriented professionals. This is especially true of those employees working in the dental care field. Such research is deemed very appropriate now, especially with rapidly increasing numbers of professionals and para-professionals that comprise the complex of health manpower. This phenomenon, along with the rapid growth of technology and obvious organizational changes, has changed the way in which health professionals interact. In light of the above, the decision was made to conduct descriptive research to determine the work related attitudes of employee groups within the health care arena. (SDW)

Descriptors :   *DENTISTRY, *JOB SATISFACTION, *ARMY PERSONNEL, *ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), GROWTH(GENERAL), HEALTH, HIGH RATE, JOBS, LOW LEVEL, MANPOWER, ORGANIZATIONS, PERSONNEL, PERSONNEL RETENTION, PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, PRODUCTION, PSYCHOLOGISTS, RATES, SURVEYS, WORK

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE