Accession Number : AD0736205

Title :   An Exploratory Study on a Behavioral Approach to Position Descriptions in a Government Setting.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Parker,Richard C.

Report Date : NOV 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 107

Abstract : The study was an initial exploratory attempt at applying concepts from the behavioral sciences and organizational dynamics to the problem of describing positions in a Government project setting. A behavioral position description model was developed, based on role theory. In the model, the position was viewed as the focal point of a role set. Its nature was influenced by various organizational, personal and interpersonal factors. Eleven of these factors were identified as tentative behavioral descriptors from literature on behavioral sciences and project management. It was concluded that a behavioral approach to position descriptions in a Government project setting is viable. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*JOB ANALYSIS, *GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES), BEHAVIOR, THESES

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE