Accession Number : ADA147221
Title : Telecommuting: An Altered Work Pattern.
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,
Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
Personal Author(s) : Smith,C H
Report Date : Sep 1984
Pagination or Media Count : 114
Abstract : Based on new developments in the electronics and communications fields, a new altered work pattern called telecommuting appears to offer a partial solution to social, economic, and productivity problems. This thesis investigates attitudes held by Air Force military officers and comparable civil service employees assigned to Air Force Logistics Command concerning the potential acceptance of telecommuting, effects on productivity, and perceived advantages/disadvantages of telecommuting. A mail survey of 221 military and 365 civilians was conducted. Survey data analysis indicated that civilians favored telecommuting more than military. However, both groups believed that a test program would be desirable and that productivity would tend to increase. Neither group thought telecommuting would affect their personal lives. The military group, however, tended to believe that household chores might affect job performance while the civilian group did not.
Descriptors : *JOBS , *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , *TELECOMMUNICATIONS , *WORK , DATA PROCESSING , ELECTRONICS , MILITARY PERSONNEL , ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY) , THESES , AIR FORCE PERSONNEL , SURVEYS , MILITARY RESEARCH , PATTERNS , PRODUCTIVITY , OFFICER PERSONNEL , ACCEPTABILITY , AIR FORCE LOGISTICS COMMAND
Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE