Accession Number : AD0014441

Title :   A PRELIMINARY INVESTIGATION OF TROUBLE SHOOTING

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE PERSONNEL AND TRAINING RESEARCH CENTER LACKLAND AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : SALTZ,ELI ; MOORE,JOHN V.

Report Date : 20 FEB 1953

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Line-maintenance personnel were interviewed, tested, and observed in the process of trouble shooting in 3 equipment areas: Q-24 radar, reciprocating engines, and remote-control turrets. The subject comprised the 5 best and the 5 poorest actual line trouble shooters (TS's) in each of the 3 areas, as determined by supervisor ratings. Good TS's knew more about the functioning of the equipment components than did poor TS's, and had participated in more different activities of all types. No demonstrable difference occurred between good and poor TS's on intelligence measures or ability to form abstract concepts.

Descriptors :   ABSTRACTS, GUN TURRETS, INTELLIGENCE, RATINGS, RECIPROCATING ENGINES, REMOTE CONTROL, SUPERVISORS.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE