Accession Number:

ADA229460

Title:

Effective Training Methods for Teaching Human Skills to Supply Officers

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

157.0

Abstract:

This study identifies the most effective training methods for teaching a set of human skills to Air Force supply officers. The goal is to improve the performance of supply officers so they many function effectively as Chiefs of Supply. Members of the American Society of Training and Development and the National Society of Performance and Instruction were surveyed to collect data. Eleven training methods served as the bases for this study behavior modeling, classroom lecture, computer based training, correspondence course, on- the-job training, mentoring, simulation exercise, seminarworkshop, video tape, and wilderness experiences. Eleven human skills used in the study acting consistently, communication a shared understanding, emphasizing performance, enthusiasm, foresight, inspiring subordinates, introspection, performance communication, planning and organizing, providing praise and recognition, and setting goals. The most effective training methods were identified for training each specific human skill. The mentoring training method was judged the most effective method for teaching a majority of the skills.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE