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