Accession Number:

ADA058340

Title:

Opinions of Air Force Maintenance Personnel about Conventional Technical Orders.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 74-Mar 78,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TEX

Report Date:

1978-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

This report examined the adequacy of current Air Force technical orders TOs as training and job performance aids by utilizing the opinion survey method. A questionnaire measured the attitudes of C-141 aircraft maintenance technicians and personnel toward conventional TOs in order to identify problems with their use and usability. The questionnaire and procedures used were identical to those of a survey conducted in 1962. The results of the present survey indicated that the subject technicians generally identified the same problems with TOs as were identified in the field study conducted 13 years earlier i.e., TOs frequently were difficult to understand, did not allow for easy information access, and did not provide necessary on-the-job information. The technicians in the sample suggested that TOs should provide specific step-by-step job-related instructions supported by detailed illustrations. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE