Accession Number:

AD0688937

Title:

INFORMATION PROCESSING, PERSONNEL SURVEY, 1968

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

AMERICAN FEDERATION OF INFORMATION PROCESSING SOCIETIES INC ARLINGTON VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

81.0

Abstract:

The report presents tabular and graphic summaries of the data collected during a 1968 survey of personnel engaged in the information processing field. The data were acquired by questionnaire. The questionnaire was distributed by seven professional society members of AFIPS to their memberships. The societies are Association for Computing Machinery, American Society for Information Science, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Special Libraries Association, Simulation Councils Inc., Data Processing Management Association, and Numerical Control Society. The survey reports on data from 29,826 questionnaires. The data pertain to the following five categories of information personal data, education, employment, professional activities, salary and income. Among the respondents, 19 are in the 25-29 yr. age range, 22 in the 30-34 yr. range, and 20 in the 35-39 yr. range 87 of the respondents are male. The respondents include 7.5 Ph.D.s, 24 M.S.s, and 37 bachelors degree holders. The predominant discipline among degree holders at all levels is engineering mathematics is second, and physical sciences third. The predominant occupational specialty is programming. The predominant areas of application of users are scientific and engineering, and business and administration. An extensive analysis is included of salary distributions to enable comparisons with other national and regional salary surveys of professional personnel.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE