Accession Number : AD0443510


Title :   WORKER AND SUPERVISOR AGREEMENT CONCERNING THE WORKER'S JOB DESCRIPTION,


Corporate Author : PERSONNEL RESEARCH LAB LACKLAND AFB TX


Personal Author(s) : Madden, Joseph M ; Hazel, Joe T ; Christal, Raymond E


Report Date : Apr 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 10


Abstract : To compare worker and supervisor descriptions of what constitutes the worker's job, an inventory of 479 tasks, listed under 15 duties, was completed independently by 94 airmen and their immediate supervisors. Analyses of responses in terms of tasks performed, time spent on each task, and task difficulty led to the following conclusions. When compared to supervisors' estimates, subordinates did not tend to exaggerate the number or the difficulty of tasks they perform. Supervisors showed higher agreement with subordinates on a broad work level, than on a more specific work level. Since there was only moderate agreement between supervisors and subordinates concerning the nature of the subordinates' jobs, and since there was no tendency for the subordinates to exaggerate the nature of their jobs, it is preferable to collect job information directly from incumbents. (Author)


Descriptors :   *JOB ANALYSIS , SUPERVISORS , AIR FORCE PERSONNEL , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE