Accession Number : ADA298609

Title :   Motivation Factors of Construction Personnel in a United States Naval Construction Battalion Unit.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN DEPT OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Moore, Rodney M.

PDF Url : ADA298609

Report Date : AUG 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 101

Abstract : Department of Defense spending reductions make it vital that the uniformed services get the most productivity of all personnel, In addition to the primary mission of contingency construction support, the construction personnel of the United States Navy perform crucial construction and repair services to support the Navy's infrastructure. The motivation of these skilled craftsmen is critical to their productivity. This thesis attempts to determine the factors that motivate these craftsmen and to offer some recommendations to their leaders. Data was collected through eighteen in-depth field interviews with Seabees from a Construction Battalion Unit. Interview results were analyzed for general content and trends, conclusions and recommendations were related to the literature review of motivation theories.

Descriptors :   *BATTALION LEVEL ORGANIZATIONS, *NAVAL PERSONNEL, *CONSTRUCTION, *MOTIVATION, LOGISTICS SUPPORT, EMERGENCIES, LITERATURE SURVEYS, THEORY, THESES, REDUCTION, REPAIR, MISSIONS, PRODUCTIVITY, MILITARY BUDGETS, INTERVIEWING, SEABEES.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE