Accession Number : AD0785456

Title :   The Use of Regression Analysis to Estimate the Reference Functions of Aircraft Maintenance Managers.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Damron,Richard L.

Report Date : AUG 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 84

Abstract : The thesis presents the results of a designed experiment in which the judgmental processes of Air Force maintenance managers were estimated using multiple regression analysis. The experiment consisted of 36 evaluations of hypothetical maintenance organizations by three middle managers. Each organization was described by a different combination of selected levels of four common performance indicators. The results of the experiment indicate that there is no uniform weighting policy among managers when evaluating the performance of maintenance organizations. The linear models were able to explicitly represent the judgmental process of each manager, although in differing degrees. Based on the outcome of the experiment, the authors conclude that linear models derived from multiple regression analysis can be useful tools in maintenance management. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Maintenance, *Decision making, Regression analysis, Manpower utilization, Efficiency, Management planning and control, Mathematical models, Air force, Theses

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE