ERIC Number: ED296142
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
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Competencies for Information Systems Workers.
Everett, Donna R.
A study examined the knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for information systems workers. The listing of competencies was developed after an extensive literature review, interviews with educational professionals and persons employed in information occupations, and input from a Developing a Curriculum (DACUM) committee of 16 information systems experts. The questionnaire thus developed was mailed to 1,017 members of the Association of Information Systems Professionals. Responses were obtained from 657 participants (64.6 percent). A second-round questionnaire consisting of 318 competency statements in eight broad skill areas was then completed by 475 (72.3 percent) of the participants from round 1. Both a Delphi analysis and an Analysis of Distinction indicated that all eight broad skill areas were rated as essential competencies for information systems workers. Of the 290 items deemed essential or very important, 213 (73.45 percent) were in the communications, interpersonal, and technological skills categories. The other four skill areas--management, problem-solving, entrepreneurial, and business skills--also accounted for essential competencies for information systems workers. (Appendixes include the two occupational competencies surveys, a demographics datasheet, and a list of respondents by state.) (MN)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Tests/Questionnaires
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Note: Ed.D. dissertation, University of Houston.