Accession Number : ADA020118

Title :   Development of Physical Demand Profiles for Four Airman Career Ladders.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. 1 Jul 72-1 Nov 74,


Personal Author(s) : Koym,Kenneth G.

Report Date : NOV 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The purpose of this study was to examine the feasibility of estimating physical demands in jobs using incumbent ratings, and to compare physical demand profiles for four career ladders. Job incumbents were asked to rate 10 physical characteristics and 5 lifting requirements on the amount of physical demand present in their jobs. High interrater reliability estimates were obtained in each ladder relative to the physical demand ratings. Mean physical ratings were plotted (i.e., profiled) and compared. Analyses of variance reflected significant mean differences among the career ladders for 14 of the physical demands investigated. Profiles for first-term and careerist airmen were compared using within and across career ladder correlational analyses. The within ladder groupings of first-term and careerist airmen produced substantially higher correlations than profiles for across ladder groupings of first-term and careerist airmen. It appears feasible to obtain physical demand data from job incumbents.

Descriptors :   *Job analysis, *Air Force personnel, Strength(Physiology), Requirements, Predictions, Physical fitness, Work, Profiles, Rates, Scaling factors

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE