Accession Number : AD0691734

Title :   THE USE IN JOB EVALUATION OF JOB ELEMENTS AND JOB DIMENSIONS BASED ON THE POSITION ANALYSIS QUESTIONNAIRE.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IND OCCUPATIONAL RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Mecham,Robert C. ; McCormick,Ernest J.

Report Date : JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 30

Abstract : The basic hypothesis was advanced that job-related behavior is importantly and predictably related to going rates of monetary compensation of jobs. To test this hypothesis, job data were obtained with the Position Analysis Questionnaire (PAQ), a structured job analysis format, for a sample of 340 jobs from 45 organizations. The job sample was randomly divided into two sub-samples (A and B) and three types of possible predictors were derived from the job analysis data obtained with the PAQ; these data were then subjected to a stepwise regression analysis to identify optimum sets of predictors of the wage or salary rates for these jobs. All three types of predictors yielded substantial multiple and cross-validation correlation coefficients with wage and salary rates for the jobs in the samples. In addition, it was generally found that predicted compensation rates more closely corresponded to observed rates at the lower end of the compensation scale, than at the upper end. It was suggested that with additional research, this general method might possibly be used as the basis for the development of an operational job evaluation system applicable on an across-the-board basis to jobs of many types. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*JOB ANALYSIS, CLASSIFICATION), SALARIES, QUESTIONNAIRES, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE