Accession Number : AD0750917

Title :   An Analysis of the Relationship between Readability of Air Force Procedural Manuals and Discrepancies Involving Non-Compliance with the Procedures.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Johnson,Keith H. ; Relova,Rogelio P. , Jr. ; Stafford,Joseph P.

Report Date : 15 SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 85

Abstract : Readability of Air Force logistics procedural manuals is generally too high for their readers. The readers, from different Air Force Specialties (AFS), are faced with a readability/reading ability gap when using the procedural manuals. This 'gap' was found to correlate directly with the frequency of discrepancies actually found over a two year period by Air Defense Command (ADC) Headquarters Inspector General's Staff. Additionally, USAF manuals in the 66-, 67-, 70-, 75-, series were tested for readability using the Fog Count method. Mean readability was 17th grade (95% one side confidence interval), with a standard deviation of 4.5 grades (95% one sided confidence interval). Recommendations for action to correct the problem areas found by the study are included. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MILITARY PUBLICATIONS, READING), (*INSTRUCTION MANUALS, *LOGISTICS), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, THESES

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Humanities and History
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE