ERIC Number: ED053259
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
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A Longitudinal Study of Automated and Nonautomated Job Patterns in the Southern California Aerospace Industry.
Prasow, Paul; Massarik, Fred
There is a great imbalance between the effort devoted to technological change and the attention given to the social and economic consequences of this change. Although automation has strong implications for society, the real problem is not the changes themselves; instead, it is our failure to understand and adjust for these changes. Using data gathered from personal interviews with a random sample of employees of six major aerospace firms, this study compares automated and nonautomated factory and office jobs in order to determine the effects of automation. By measuring the worker's ability and willingness to adapt to a changing environment, while considering his background and attitudes, the study provides findings of value in establishing public training and retraining programs, as well as in revising vocational education programs to meet changing needs. The review of the literature since 1956 demonstrates the need for further research concerning the impact of automation. This review, along with an annotated bibliography, comprises Volume II, which is bound with Volume I under one cover. (BH)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Automation, Data Processing, Field Interviews, Job Satisfaction, Longitudinal Studies, Numerical Control, Skill Obsolescence, Vocational Adjustment, Work Attitudes
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-184856, MF $.65, see catalog for hard copy price)
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Sponsor: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. Office of Manpower Research.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Inst. of Industrial Relations.
Note: Vol I and II