Accession Number : AD0727733

Title :   Approaches to the Prediction of Job Success: II. The Factorial Inventory.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV URBANA

Personal Author(s) : McQuitty,Louis L. ; Cross,K. Patricia ; Wrigley,Charles

Report Date : 31 MAY 1954

Pagination or Media Count : 130

Abstract : When tests are prepared for the prediction of job success, knowledge is needed of the various aspects of job proficiency. The present study attempted to find some of these aspects. An inventory was prepared of items considered by factor-analysts to be effective measures of individual differences in behavior. Selected items were checked for meaningfulness to aircraft mechanics and for power of discriminating between mechanics. A revised inventory was administered to a sample of 383 supervisors of airplane and engine mechanics, who were required to describe a mechanic in terms of the inventory. A square root factor analysis was made of the results. The relation was also found of each item to the supervisors' overall rating of the mechanic whom they had described. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION), (*JOB ANALYSIS, FACTOR ANALYSIS), TEST CONSTRUCTION(PSYCHOLOGY), ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, STATISTICAL PROCESSES, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, PERSONALITY, MOTIVATION, AIRCRAFT ENGINES, MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE