Accession Number : ADA293638

Title :   Development and Evaluation of a Task Taxonomy to Support Research on Cross-Job Transferability of Skills.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 89-Aug 94,

Corporate Author : STATE UNIV OF NEW YORK AT ALBANY

Personal Author(s) : Lance, Charles E. ; Mayfield, David L. ; Kavanagh, Michael J. ; Gould, R. B.

PDF Url : ADA293638

Report Date : FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : This paper describes a comprehensive effort to develop a common taxonomy of tasks performed by US Air Force (USAF) enlisted personnel for the purpose of supporting a program of research on cross-job transferability of skills. Information was integrated from several sources, including: (a) a rational task taxonomy developed previously by the USAF Occupational Measurement Center (USAFOMC) using subject matter experts (SMEs), (b) data collected from 675 other SMEs on a questionnaire measuring the skills/knowledge requirements of 47 Air Force jobs, (c) data collected from 2122 airmen on the General Work Inventory, (E) existing work taxonomies, and (F) expert judgment. Empirical support was obtained for the resulting 26-category taxonomy in terms of (a) its face validity, (b) reliability of its descriptive categories, (c) empirical distinctness of the task categories, and (d) validity of job clusters formed on the basis of task category profiles.

Descriptors :   *JOB TRAINING, *ENLISTED PERSONNEL, *AIR FORCE TRAINING, AIR FORCE, JOBS, VALIDATION, RELIABILITY, CLUSTERING, INVENTORY, JUDGEMENT(PSYCHOLOGY), TAXONOMY.

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE