Accession Number : ADA133450

Title :   Methods to Improve Task Inventory Construction.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Oct 80-Jun 82,

Corporate Author : NAVY PERSONNEL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Chatfield,Robert E ; Royle,Marjorie H

PDF Url : ADA133450

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : Job task inventories that contain task statements that overlap as to content and that are not well organized by duty areas can lead to faulty analysis and misleading results. This study examined the statistical independence of task statements in two enlisted and two offer job specialties to improve inventory design. Statistical independence was assessed using correlational, factor, and cluster analyses. Results indicated that task statements often were not statistically independent, particularly in equipment-oriented job specialties and at the lowest and highest pay grades. Information on item independence can be used to combine items and, thus, shorten inventories, idenify poorly written items, and form blocks of related items for ease of inventory completion and analysis.

Descriptors :   *Personnel management, *Job analysis, *Inventory, Clustering, Performance(Human), Optimization, Test construction(Psychology), Correlation techniques, Factor analysis, Measurement, Careers, Human resources, Resource management, Sampling, Data acquisition

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE