Accession Number : AD0708456

Title :   THE RELATIVE IMPORTANCE OF JOB FACTORS: A NEW MEASUREMENT APPROACH.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : COLORADO STATE UNIV FORT COLLINS DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Nealey,Stanley M.

Report Date : MAY 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : The paper reports on a new two-phase measurement technique that permits a direct comparison of the perceived relative importance of economic vs. non-economic factors in a job situation in accounting for personnel retention, the willingness to produce, and job satisfaction. The paired comparison method was used to measure the preferences of enlisted men aboard a U. S. Navy destroyer for seven different job classifications, their supervisors, and seven groups of co-workers. In a second phase of the study, these three job factors were combined, together with various amounts of pay, to form two-factor composites. Multiple correlation was used to predict preferences for these composites from the job factor scale values obtained in phase one. Implications of the method and findings to the formation of personnel policy are considered. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NAVAL VESSELS, PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT), (*JOB ANALYSIS, STATISTICAL PROCESSES), JOB ANALYSIS, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, FACTOR ANALYSIS, DESTROYERS, SUPERVISORS, GROUP DYNAMICS

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE