Accession Number : AD0720254

Title :   Continuation Study on Development of a Method for Evaluating Job Difficulty,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB LACKLAND AFB TEX PERSONNEL DIV

Personal Author(s) : Mead,Donald F.

Report Date : NOV 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The paper describes the development of a multiple regression equation which satisfactorily predicted the difficulty level of 250 jobs from the Vehicle Maintenance Career Ladder. The correlation between the predicted values and the criterion values assigned the jobs by Air Force supervisors was .93. The research design was a replication of one used earlier with jobs from the Medical Materiel ladder. The results obtained in the study support the major findings of the earlier investigation. The same basic predictor variables combined to form the most effective prediction equation in both investigations. The primary factors reflected in the job difficulty evaluation policy were number of tasks in the job description, difficulty level of tasks performed, and time spent performing the tasks. These findings provide support for the hypothesis that there are common factors which influence supervisors' judgments of job difficulty in all Air Force career ladders. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*JOB ANALYSIS, *AIR FORCE PERSONNEL), REGRESSION ANALYSIS, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL, SUPERVISORS

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE