ERIC Number: ED203000
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Summary Report of National Study of Word Processing Installations in Selected Business Organizations. A Summary of a Report on the National Word Processing Research Study of Delta Pi Epsilon.
Scriven, Jolene D.; And Others
A study sought to determine current practices in word processing installations located in selected organizations throughout the United States. A related problem was to ascertain anticipated future developments in word processing to provide information for educational institutions preparing workers for the business office. Six interview instruments were constructed to solicit word processing information from six different practitioner groups: word processing supervisors/managers, word processing operators/correspondence secretaries, administrative support supervisors/managers, administrative support secretaries, principals/originators, and top/middle management decision makers. A questionnaire was also submitted to a group of industry experts (consultants, editors, vendors) for their write-in responses about the future. Information requested of practitioners included educational background, general job responsibilities and duties, time spent on responsibilities, training, training needs, career path, initial and inservice training, and major weaknesses of workers. (Summaries of findings and discussions for each group studied are found in chapter 2.) Industry experts agree that in the next five to ten years (1) employment opportunities will continue to grow, (2) there will be greater interaction between word and data processing, and (3) a stronger emphasis will be placed on effectiveness rather than efficiency. (YLB)
Descriptors: Business, Business Education, Careers, Educational Background, Employment Opportunities, Employment Projections, Futures (of Society), Inservice Education, Interviews, Job Analysis, Job Training, National Surveys, Occupational Information, Office Occupations, Office Occupations Education, Questionnaires, Research
Delta Pi Epsilon, Gustavuus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN 56082 (Write for price).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Delta Pi Epsilon, St. Peter, Minn.