Accession Number : ADA267491


Title :   The Impact of New Electronic Imaging Systems on U.S. Air Force Visual Information Professionals.


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH


Personal Author(s) : Thomas, Lee A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a267491.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 177


Abstract : How does using electronic imaging technology affect a media professional's self-reported job satisfaction, job diversity, and their attitude toward change in the workplace? Senior Air Force visual information (VI) managers have set aside up to $40 million dollars to buy new electronic imaging equipment over four years. This study examined the impact of these electronic imaging systems on job outcomes such as job diversity, job satisfaction, and attitude toward change. A mail questionnaire was used to collect data from Air Force VI professionals on their use of electronic imaging systems and their job- attitudes. From the data, it was concluded that media professionals who use more electronic imaging technologies have greater job diversity, job interest, and job satisfaction than those who use them less or not at all. It was also found that using new imaging technologies can increase acceptance of the future introduction of new technology. Training and system 'user friendliness' were found to increase user acceptance of electronic imaging systems. Data on Air force training for new systems showed that better training is needed to support the implementation process.


Descriptors :   *ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT , *JOB SATISFACTION , *MASS MEDIA , IMAGE PROCESSING , REQUIREMENTS , ELECTRONICS , OFFICE EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES , USER FRIENDLY , THESES , AIR FORCE , IMPACT , ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY)


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Electrical and Electronic Equipment


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE