Accession Number : AD0691736


Title :   THE DEVELOPMENT AND BACKGROUND OF THE POSITION ANALYSIS QUESTIONNAIRE


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.


Corporate Author : PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IN OCCUPATIONAL RESEARCH CENTER


Personal Author(s) : McCormick, Ernest J ; Jeanneret, Paul R ; Mecham, Robert C


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/691736.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1969


Pagination or Media Count : 68


Abstract : The report deals with the background and the development of the Position Analysis Questionnaire (PAQ), which was used as the basic job analysis instrument in the research program. The PAQ (Form A) used in the study includes 189 job elements of an essentially 'worker-oriented' nature, these elements generally characterizing work activities of a behavioral nature (or that have strong implications in behavioral terms), and elements that characterize certain aspects of the context within which human work is performed. The job elements of the PAQ have been used as the basis for deriving various sets of job dimensions, and for studies of an exploratory nature that deal with the potential use of the PAQ as the basis for developing synthetically-derived job attribute requirements, and for job evaluation purposes. The report describes the development of the PAQ, Form A, from earlier job analysis instruments, and the more recent development of a modified version of the PAQ, Form B.


Descriptors :   *QUESTIONNAIRES , *JOB ANALYSIS , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE