Accession Number : ADA301342

Title :   A Preliminary Analysis of the Theoretical Parameters of Organizaational Learning.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

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

Personal Author(s) : Loyd, Jeffery D.

PDF Url : ADA301342

Report Date : SEP 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 256

Abstract : The goal of this research was to develop an instrument capable of measuring the theoretical parameters of organizational learning that could be used as a diagnostic tool to measure an organization's learning potential. This goal was accomplished by developing a pilot questionnaire based on 27 potential learning parameters. The potential parameters of learning were extracted from the literature. A scale of behavioral statements was developed for each potential parameter. The pilot questionnaire was completed by 108 Air Force personnel in Air Force Institute of Technology (AFfI) graduate education programs. The results confnmed 85% of the original scales. Ten refined scales were also developed based on the original scales. Three operational questionnaires were developed. First, a 119 item questionnaire based on a revised version of the initial scales with Cronbach's Alpha values of 0.7725 to 0S332. Next, two versions of the refined scales questionnaire were developed. A full version containing 118 itemS with Cronbach's Alpha values ranging from 0.7584 to 0.9463 and a 80 item workshop version with Cronbach's Alpha values ranging from 0.7412 to 0.9066.

Descriptors :   *COGNITION, *CONDITIONING(LEARNING), LESSONS LEARNED, SKILLS, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), PARAMETERS, DEMOGRAPHY, TEAMS(PERSONNEL), THESES, PROBLEM SOLVING, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, BEHAVIOR, ADAPTATION, MENTAL ABILITY, QUESTIONNAIRES, PERSONNEL DEVELOPMENT, ORGANIZATION THEORY, MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY, LEADERSHIP TRAINING, INFORMATION PROCESSING, INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS, FACTOR ANALYSIS, DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, TRANSFER OF TRAINING.

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE