Accession Number : ADP001377

Title :   An Evaluation of the Air Force Airman Retraining Program,


Personal Author(s) : Skinner,Mary J.

Report Date : 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : An evaluation of the progress and adjustment of retrained airmen in their second Air Force occupational specialties was conducted. The specific study objectives were to assess retrainees' accommodation to the specialty change as reflected by their attitudes, motivation, and interpersonal relationships; the impact of retraining on career progress indicators such as promotion and reenlistment; and retrainees' performance, skills, and ability in the new job. Data were obtained from self-report questionnaires completed by over 13,000 retrained enlistees and 11,500 military supervisors. Preliminary analysis of selected survey items were in the form of item descriptive statistics and t-tests of mean differences in ratings assigned to retrainees versus non-retrainees and to pre- versus post-retraining specialies. Results provided strong support for the conclusion that retrained enlistees had made a smooth and successful transition between military occupations. In addition to the interim findings, research plans for a comprehensive and in-depth examination of the survey date were reported.

Descriptors :   *Air Force personnel, *Retraining, *Personnel management, *Air Force training, Surveys, Attitudes(Psychology), Motivation, Interpersonal relations, Careers, Promotion(Advancement), Reenlistment, Performance(Human), Skills, Job analysis, Statistical analysis, Operational effectiveness, Questionnaires, Tables(Data)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE