Accession Number : AD0757876

Title :   Analysis of the Difficulty of Jobs Performed by First-Term Airmen in 11 Career Ladders,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Wiley,Llewellyn N.

Report Date : JUL 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 29

Abstract : For specialties to which low-aptitude airmen are assigned what relationship can be found between airman aptitude and the difficulty of assigned jobs. Job difficulty was measured from inventories, and its variance was predicted by regression, using 40 predictors involving service time, aptitude, place, enlistment age, and technical school graduation. There were 13,921 inventories, embracing 11 ladders. A maximum of 22.3 percent of job difficulty variance was accountable. Time, consisting of one or more aspects of time on the job, time in the career ladder, or total active service, was the best predictor. Place, which included command, base size, and geographical location, was second best. As a predictor, aptitude was a poor third, accounting for 2.3 percent maximum. The relationship between aptitude and job difficulty was nonsignificant over half the time and always small. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*JOB ANALYSIS, *APTITUDE TESTS), (*AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, JOB ANALYSIS), ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, TIME

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE