Accession Number : ADA335250

Title :   An Analysis of the Use of Social Processes During Computer Use

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH SCHOOL OF LOGISTICS AND ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT

Personal Author(s) : Wimpy, Shawna R.

PDF Url : ADA335250

Report Date : DEC 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 105

Abstract : This study investigated the claim that people use social processes relating to other humans when interacting with computers. A laboratory study (n = 38) manipulated two team factors, identity and interdependence and a stereotype activation effect to two labels, generalist and specialist. Subjects for this study were military members or civilians working for the military. The results show that none of the subjects reported being influenced by team or stereotype manipulations as given in self reports. Incongruent to these findings, the behavioral data demonstrated that subjects were influenced by stereotype labels. There were no interaction effects between team factors and stereotype labels found in either self reported data or behavioral data.

Descriptors :   *SOCIAL COMMUNICATION, *COMPUTERS, *SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, MILITARY PERSONNEL, INTERACTIONS, THESES, CIVILIAN PERSONNEL.

Subject Categories : Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE