Accession Number : ADA259732


Title :   An Analysis of the Air Force Enlisted Performance Feedback System


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS


Personal Author(s) : Jackson, Dee J ; Ward, Mark A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a259732.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 103


Abstract : This research evaluated the effectiveness of the enlisted evaluation performance feedback system. The Air Force created the feedback system because many airmen, especially those in lower ranks, did not know or did not understand their duties. Therefore, for the purpose of this study, effectiveness was defined as the degree to which the Air Force model mimicked the ideal feedback model as formulated by the researcher's analysis of the literature. The researchers found evidence that the new Air Force feedback system is an improvement over the old design. Under the old system, the only regulated means of providing feedback was a formal report which was issued, on the average, once a year. Since it was a formal rating, it was subject to several problems, not the least of which was a tendency towards inflationary ratings. These problems made the system somewhat ineffective with respect to making it a useful tool for providing feedback to airmen and NCOs. The new procedure, with its regulated informal structure, is much more efficient at providing accurate and timely feedback.... Air Force, Air Force personnel, Feedback, Enlisted personnel, Performance tests, Personnel, Management information systems.


Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS , *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , *AIR FORCE PERSONNEL , *ENLISTED PERSONNEL , *FEEDBACK , TEST AND EVALUATION , MANAGEMENT , MODELS , RATINGS , THESES , TOOLS , PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT , PERFORMANCE TESTS , INFORMATION SYSTEMS , AIR FORCE


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE