Attitudinal Differences Toward Computerization of Park and Recreation Personnel

Authors

  • Alan Ewert
  • Alison Voight

Keywords:

Computer systems, change resistance, motivation, employee attitudes.

Abstract

Computers have become an integral part of many park and recreation agencies. This study sought to identify employee attitudes toward computerization and determine whether these attitudes varied with different levels of responsibilities (i.e., administrators, supervisors, and direct service providers).Using a 77-item questionnaire developed from previous theoretically based works, 44 park and recreation agencies serving large metropolitan areas within the United States were queried. Results of the study suggested that attitudes toward computers varied between the three types of employees. Based on these results, a series of suggestions were formulated to aid the administrator/manager in effecting a successful computer transition.

Published

1985-10-04

Issue

Section

Regular Papers