Accession Number : ADA292203

Title :   A Comparison of Social Influences and Rational Approaches to E-Mail Use.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : DeWerth, Michael A.

PDF Url : ADA292203

Report Date : MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 70

Abstract : This analysis of a random sample survey sought to determine what impact social influence, personal experience and perceived electronic mail characteristics have on electronic mail use. With the increasing predominance of computers and computer-mediated communication, electronic mail usage is becoming an important means of communication within and among organizations. Electronic mail may also become an important way organizations can communicate with individuals in their communities. Previous research has suggested electronic mail provides many benefits and conveniences over previous means of communication. -BKA

Descriptors :   *INFORMATION EXCHANGE, *SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, *ELECTRONIC MAIL, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, SOCIAL COMMUNICATION, THESES, HISTORY, PRODUCTIVITY, BENEFITS, QUESTIONNAIRES, COMPUTER OPERATORS, OFFICE PERSONNEL, WORK ELEMENTS.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Psychology
      Telemetry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE