Accession Number : AD0681509

Title :   JOB INVENTORY INFORMATION: TASK AND SCALE RELIABILITIES AND SCALE INTERRELATIONSHIPS.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Mar 62-Oct 64,

Corporate Author : PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IND DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Cragun,John R. ; McCormick,Ernest J.

Report Date : NOV 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : Officer job incumbents in three utilization fields were surveyed with job inventories to determine the reliability of task information and the reliability of five different rating scales used to rate tasks performed, the relationships between the five rating scales, and incumbent reactions to the inventories and the scales. Inventories were administered twice to the same job incumbents at a four-month interval. Each inventory included one of five rating scales on the basis of which job incumbents reported additional information about the tasks performed. These scales were time-spent, importance, part-of-the-position, difficulty, and method-of-learning. Some incumbents received the same scale for the second administration, and others received a different scale. Questions pertaining to the adequacy of the inventory and the rating scale were also answered. Task, duty, and overall reliabilities were obtained on both the inventories and the scales, and correlations were computed for various scale combinations. A regression analysis was used to identify variance components of the part-of-the-position scale. Several major conclusions were drawn on the basis of the results of these procedures. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*JOB ANALYSIS, RELIABILITY), INVENTORY, SCALE, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), INTERACTIONS, QUESTIONNAIRES, TABLES(DATA)

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE