Date of Award
Master of Science in Engineering Management
Department of Systems Engineering and Management
Sharon G. Heilmann PhD
Recent information in the field of Operations Tempo (OPTEMPO) has resulted in conflicting information on its effect on turnover intentions. This study evaluated the August 2004 Status of Forces Survey to determine if the sample demonstrated OPTEMPO had a curvilinear effect on turnover intentions when accounting for the moderators job satisfaction and organizational commitment while controlling for rank and gender. Linear regressions were used to determine if the relationship between OPTEMPO and turnover intentions were significant. When accounting for job satisfaction and organizational commitment the relationship between OPTEMPO and turnover intentions is not significant, this indicated that OPTEMPO and turnover intentions do not have a curvilinear relationship. The findings of this study led to further research questions which implied that the sample demonstrated a slight significant relationship between OPTEMPO and turnover intentions. Overall, the study demonstrated that the relationship between OPTEMPO and turnover intentions in the presence of job satisfaction and organizational commitment is not significant and has no impact.
DTIC Accession Number
Olsen, Nathan P., "The Impact of Operations Tempo (OPTEMPO) on Intentions to Depart the Military. Does the Increase of OPTEMPO Cause Action" (2008). Theses and Dissertations. 2836.