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Master of Science

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Wayne C. Stone, PhD


The goal of this research was to develop an instrument capable of measuring the theoretical parameters of organizational learning that could be used as a diagnostic tool to measure an organization's learning potential. This goal was accomplished by developing a pilot questionnaire based on 27 potential learning parameters. The potential parameters of learning were extracted from the literature. A scale of behavioral statements was developed for each potential parameter. The pilot questionnaire was completed by 108 Air Force personnel in Air Force Institute of Technology (AFIT) graduate education programs. The results confirmed 85% of the original scales. Ten refined scales were also developed based on the original scales. Three operational questionnaires were developed. First, a 119 item questionnaire based on a revised version of the initial scales with Cronbach's Alpha values of 0.7725 to 0S332. Next, two versions of the refined scales questionnaire were developed. A full version containing 118 items with Cronbach's Alpha values ranging from 0.7584 to 0.9463 and a 80 item workshop version with Cronbach's Alpha values ranging from 0.7412 to 0.9066.

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Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School of Logistics and Acquisition Management of the Air Force Institute of Technology.