Accession Number : ADA305693

Title :   Navy-Wide Personnel Survey (NPS)l990-1994: Summary of Trends.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr-Jun 95,

Corporate Author : NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Kantor, John ; Ford, Michael ; Wilcove, Gerry

PDF Url : ADA305693

Report Date : FEB 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 71

Abstract : The five previous Navy-wide Personnel Survey (NPS) questionnaires were screened for questions that appeared on two or more of the surveys. The data for those questions were retrieved from the corresponding data bases and depicted on graphs. The sampling represented 4-5% of the eligible enlisted and 11-13% of the eligible officer populations throughout the years. The overall return rates were between 44% and 47% of the entire sample, varying by paygrade. Positive and negative trends were obtained, while in some cases results remained the same from year to year. Although most of the trends in this report are statistically significant, the practical significance of those trends needs to be determined by program managers. Generally, officers hold more positive views than enlisted. The upward trends generally relate to the service member and family services area in which both officers and enlisted personnel showed improved satisfaction. The negative trends in the perception of naval personnel are in the areas of equal opportunities and sexual harassment.

Descriptors :   *NAVAL PERSONNEL, *ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), *SURVEYS, *PATTERNS, *PERSONNEL RETENTION, DATA BASES, MILITARY FACILITIES, GRAPHS, ENLISTED PERSONNEL, FAMILY MEMBERS, MORALE, EFFICIENCY, POPULATION, SAMPLING, OFFICER PERSONNEL, QUESTIONNAIRES, JOB SATISFACTION, PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), SEXUAL HARASSMENT, MILITARY DOWNSIZING, EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE