Accession Number : AD0617334

Title :   EVALUATION OF OFFICER JOBS VERSUS EVALUATION OF SPECIALTIES,

Corporate Author : PERSONNEL RESEARCH LAB LACKLAND AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Hazel,Joe T. ; Madden,Joseph M.

Report Date : MAR 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : Evaluation data on 30 officer specialties were gathered from 2 groups of raters for comparison with results previously obtained when jobs were evaluated. With the same 20 factors used previously, 88 officers evaluated the specialties on a point scale against a criterion of merited pay, and another 86 against a criterion of merited grade. In addition, each officer rank-ordered the 30 specialties in terms of the criterion for his group. Correlation matrices were computed based on the mean factor ratings and mean rank-orders of specialties. Differences in evaluation results were as follows: (1) A comparison of matrices based on jobs and specialties revealed there were more negative intercorrelations among factors when ratings were made on specialties (32%), than when jobs were rated (9%). (2) For 15 factors, tests of the differences between validity coefficients on the 4 criteria (merited pay and grade of jobs and merited pay and grade of specialties) indicated the 4 values were not all estimates of the same population value. (3) From multiple regression analyses to predict rank-order from factor ratings, more factors were found which had non-zero weights on job-based criteria than on specialty-based criteria. Because of certain advantages with jobs, and the heterogeneity of pay and grade levels within specialties, jobs seem to be the preferable units to use in a point system of evaluation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*JOB ANALYSIS, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL), (*AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, JOB ANALYSIS), (*OFFICER PERSONNEL, JOB ANALYSIS), PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, SALARIES, CLASSIFICATION, SPECIFICATIONS, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE