Workplace preferences of Millennials in the aviation industry

Mary Niemczyk, Jon W. Ulrich

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Previous research has determined that each generation has its own unique attitudes, work ethics, distinct, and preferred ways of managing and being managed. Today's workplace represents the largest diversity of generations than any other time in history. The examination of generational differences among workers is a critical and underdeveloped area of investigation, particularly in aviation. The purpose of this study was to determine the work environment preferences of the Millennial generation in the aviation industry. The Work Environment Scale - Form I (Moos & Insel, 1974) was administered to 290 aviation personnel. Results of this study portray a complex combination of relationship, personal growth, and organizational structures of their ideal workplace preferences, dominated by desires for greater personal freedoms with less managerial interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-219
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Applied Aviation Studies
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering


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