Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Systems Engineering and Management
Michael T. Rehg, PhD
A survey was completed by 362 active duty Air Force members in December 2000 regarding their perceptions of schedule predictability, work-family conflict, job satisfaction, organizational commitment, and intent to stay with the Air Force. Theory suggests that a program designed to create schedule predictability, the Expeditionary Aerospace Force (EAF), would moderate the relationship between predictability and intent to stay. Using Structural Equation Modeling (SEM), plausible evidence was found to support the idea that schedule predictability plays a role in intentions to stay via work-family conflict, job satisfaction, and organizational commitment. Additional evidence supported the theory that the path relationships generated via SEM changed in strength for demographic sub-categories based on the presence of dependent family members, but not for sub-categories based on assignment under the EAF.
DTIC Accession Number
Obruba, Patrick J., "Predictability, Work-Family Conflict, and Intent to Stay: An Air Force Case Study" (2001). Theses and Dissertations. 4671.