Accession Number : ADA288665

Title :   Factors Affecting the Motivation of Skilled Craftsmen in the United States Air Force.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Bentley, Timothy W.

PDF Url : ADA288665

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 158

Abstract : With the current defense spending cuts in the Department of Defense it is becoming increasingly important to get the most productivity out of all remaining personnel. Most United States Air Force installations are maintained by crews of military and civil service civilian skilled craftsmen. These craftsmen perform work ranging from maintenance to minor construction and serve a vital role in keeping the Air Force running. The motivation of these workers is a key ingredient to make them as productive as possible. This thesis attempts to find out from the workers what factors affect their motivation and offer some recommendations to managers. Data was collected through 23 in depth field interviews with skilled craftsmen at three different Air Force Bases. Interview results were analyzed for trends and conclusions and recommendations were related to the literature review on motivation theories.

Descriptors :   *AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, *MOTIVATION, *MILITARY OCCUPATIONAL SPECIALTIES, DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE, MANPOWER UTILIZATION, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), STATISTICAL DATA, THESES, MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL, SALARIES, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, CIVIL ENGINEERING, JOB SATISFACTION, MILITARY BUDGETS, TOTAL QUALITY MANAGMENT, MORAL.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Psychology
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE