Accession Number : ADA215613

Title :   A Study of Air Force Company Grade Officer Value Systems in Selected Career Fields and Their Correlation with Career Intentions.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Shaw, Robert S , II

PDF Url : ADA215613

Report Date : Sep 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 308

Abstract : The purpose of this study was to investigate the correlation between the personal values of Air Force company grade officers and their decision of whether or not to remain in the Air Force for a career. The study objectives were to determine whether officer value systems are correlated with different levels of career intent, to determine if these value systems are unique, and to synopsize the past research into Air Force officer values conducted at AFIT. The study is based on the findings of this past research which showed that officers in different career fields and as a group do possess unique and measureable value systems. The study found that officers who expressed a common level of career intent also shared a common set of values, and these sets of values differed from those shared by officers expressing a different level of career intent. The study also found that different subgroups of officers, when separated by job type and level of career intent, exhibit no only common by also unique value hierarchies. These findings should be considered preliminary because of the limited sample of career fields and the insignificant sample sizes of several of the subgroups studied. Keywords: Military thesis; Personnel management; Careers. (kt)

Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, *CAREERS, *PERSONNEL SELECTION, *ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), *OFFICER PERSONNEL, *PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, AIR FORCE, HIERARCHIES, JOBS, SEPARATION, SHARING, THESES, VALUE

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE