An Examination of the Perceived Computer Literacy of Enlisted Air Force Administration Personnel and an Analysis of Their Perceived Training Needs
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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With the realignment of the Air Force administration career field under the Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force on November 19, 1987, came a new set of requirements for all Air Force administrators. They were now responsible for electronic information as well as the written word. The question was, did the administrators have the technical capabilities, or computer literacy, needed to handle these new requirements. This study made that assessment and additionally made a determination of the enlisted administrators perceived computer training needs. The results revealed that only 64.3 of the respondents perceived themselves as computer literate. Since 82.73 of the survey participants believed computer literacy was important on their present job, a definite gap exists which can only be closed through computer training. In order to provide this training, this study has suggested a revamping of the curriculum at the administration technical school as well as continuing computer education to be provided by individual bases either through the computer resource center or through a field training detachment.
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