Accession Number:

ADA276194

Title:

Local Area Network Implementation at the 4950th Test Wing: A Study of the Relationship between Individual Factors and the Effectiveness of a Local Area Network

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

193.0

Abstract:

This research investigated the individual factors which directly impacted the effectiveness of the 4950th Test Wing local area network LAN. Areas of interest included the relationships between demographic and user attitude factors and LAN effectiveness. A literature review provided the basis for 1 operationally defining effectiveness as a subjective measure of user satisfaction 2 identifying specific factors which impact information system effectiveness and 3 developing a research instrument to measure user attitudes and user satisfaction. A questionnaire was administered to 342 LAN users 173 were returned a response rate of 51 percent. Sixteen factors eight demographic factors and eight attitude factors were treated as independent variables and user satisfaction was the dependent variable. Data analyses revealed that no demographic variables were significantly related to user satisfactionLAN effectiveness. The global attitude factor all seven attitude factors together showed a positive relationship with the dependent variable. The two individual attitude factors, system understanding and training and job performance were the strongest predictors of user satisfactionLAN effectiveness. Local area network, Information systems effectiveness, User attitudes, Demographics.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems
  • Human Factors Engineering and Man Machine Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE