Accession Number : ADP003288

Title :   Attitudes Toward Making a Transfer: A Predictive Model,

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION

Personal Author(s) : Shaw,J. B. ; Fisher,C. D. ; Woodman,R. W.

Report Date : APR 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : This report represents a study of 143 USAF personnel who had been notified that they would be making a permanent change of station (PCS). Respondents came from 7 USAF bases in 3 states. Data were collected on attitude toward the upcoming PCS as well as on 8 variables that were thought to predict PCS attitude. They were: relative similarity of present and future assignments, frequency of past transfers, extent to which the new assignments was seen as a career advance, attractiveness of the new assignment, attractiveness of the old assignment, extent of successful adjustment to past transfers, notice time given prior to transfer, and ratio of preferred PCSs to total career PCSs. Five of the 8 variables correlated significantly and in the predicted direction with PCS attitude. Regression analyses yielded a multiple R of .68. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Military psychology, *Attitudes(Psychology), *Relocation, *Military personnel, *Mathematical models, Interpersonal relations, Military separation, Jobs, Performance(Human), Operational effectiveness, Adjustment(Psychology), Regression analysis, Personnel management, Management information systems, Symposia

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE