Accession Number : AD0720255

Title :   Development of a Constant StanDARD Weight Equation for Evaluating Job Difficulty,

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

Personal Author(s) : Mead,Donald F. ; Christal,Raymond E.

Report Date : NOV 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The paper describes the development of a multiple regression equation which captured the job difficulty evaluation policy of accounting and finance supervisors. The equation yielded predicted difficulty values for 250 jobs which correlated .95 with the supervisory rankings. These results validated the findings of two previous job difficulty studies using jobs from the Vehicle Maintenance and Medical Materiel Career Ladders. A constant standard weight equation was developed which reflected the job evaluation policy of supervisors from the three diverse career fields. Applying this equation to the appropriate predictor data from the three studies yielded valid difficulty measures for 750 jobs within the three career ladders tested. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*JOB ANALYSIS, *AIR FORCE PERSONNEL), SUPERVISORS, REGRESSION ANALYSIS, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE