An Analysis of the Relationships between Demographic Factors and Maintenance Technicians' Attitudes towards Technical Data.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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In a 1978 Air Force Institute of Technology Masters thesis, Bunch Holsen, and Ward surveyed 546 maintenance technicians to determine their attitudes toward conventional technical ordersT.O.s. The object of this research effort was to perform secondary statistical analysis on the Bunch, Holsen, and Ward data to determine whether six demographic variables AFSC, skill level, pay grade, amount of maintenance experience, amount of supervisory experience, and weapon system have a significant impact upon maintenance technicians attitudes toward technical data. Four specific aspects of technical orders were examined adequacy, level of writing, usage purposes T.O.s used for, and frequency of usage. It was concluded that the technicians perceptions of both the adequacy and the level of writing of their technical data differed significantly by AFSC. Additionally, it was found that the technicians perceptions of the usage of their technical orders differed significantly by AFSC, skill level, pay grade, and weapon system. Finally, it was found that the technicians perceptions of the frequency of usage of their technical data were significantly different for all six demographic variables tested. Author