Accession Number:

ADA160841

Title:

An Analysis of the Effects of Team Training Branch waiting time on the Attitudes and Performance of Missile Maintenance Technicians (41131's).

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

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

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

135.0

Abstract:

This thesis examined the effects of excessive TTBTeam Training Branch initial technical training waiting time on Missile Maintenance Technician 41131 morale and proficiency. In performing this research, the Minuteman Missile maintenance environment was thoroughly examined. A literature review of several training and motivational theories, and their applicability to the Air Force training environment was also conducted. The methodology developed for this research utilized Contingency Table analysis to test several categories of data at the .05 level of significance. These categories included Initial and First Year evaluation ratings by TTB waiting time, by initial technician assignment and by supervisor rank and experience. To gather data for these categories, Minuteman Missile Maintenance Technician 411X1 Initial and First Year Quality Control evaluation ratings were collected for a sample of 60 technicians. In addition, four telephone surveys were employed to gather data concerning TTB waiting periods, technician morale and utilization. These four surveys consisted of a technician sample survey and three supervisory population surveys. The research findings indicate that excessive TTB waiting time more than two months in MMT prior to beginning TTB result in decreased morale and reduced proficiency on First Year evaluation ratings. These findings indicate that initial assignment of all 41131s to VECB is not only possible, but advisable, due to the decreased morale and proficiency that result from excessive waiting in MMT prior to beginning TTB initial technical training.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE