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Stress and Job Satisfaction among Air Force Military Pilots

Khodabakhsh Ahmadi1 and Kolivand Alireza1
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Journal of Social Sciences
Volume 3 No. 3, 2007, 159-163


Submitted On: 5 December 2006 Published On: 30 September 2007

How to Cite: Ahmadi, K. & Alireza, K. (2007). Stress and Job Satisfaction among Air Force Military Pilots. Journal of Social Sciences, 3(3), 159-163.


Stress induces impairment of performance is a relatively common issue in pilots of military aviation. The present study aimed at gathering preliminary data on the relationship between stress and job satisfaction among military pilots, so determine to what extent military pilots suffering from job satisfaction. This study was cross- sectional in design and used survey methodology. The survey was offered to 89 military pilots. Subjects completed a Questionnaire with 32-item on Aviation Stress and short form of Minnesota job Satisfaction Questionnaire (MSQ). Results indicated that %33.7 pilots who had mild stress, %48.3 pilots who exhibited moderate stress and only, %13.5 pilots who indicated high stress. The stresses in pilots rating so: life stress, organizational stress, flight environmental stress and task-based stress. The correlation between job satisfactions and life stress was (-0/53), with organizational stress (-0/38), with flight environmental stress (-0/25), with task-based stressors (-0/23) and finally correlation between job satisfaction with flying hours was (-0/22). At this time when our military pilots have the least flights and spend most of their time idly, having no schedule can increase their stress, as well. Therefore, it is essential to provide them with some training, informing, evaluating and other psychological services, especially life skills and organizational skills. Furthermore, attending to military pilots and filling their schedule with useful programs such as flight with civilian airplanes, educational and research activities, favorite executive activities, sports and entertainment can decrease their stress, increase their job satisfaction and decrease their occupational weariness.

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  • Stressors
  • job satisfaction
  • air force
  • military pilots
  • performance