THE EXPERIMENTAL USE OF WORKER-ORIENTED JOB VARIABLES IN DETERMINING JOB REQUIREMENTS.
Rept. no. 5,
PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IND OCCUPATIONAL RESEARCH CENTER
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This study was carried out in order to explore the possibility of the establishment of job requirements. The procedures followed in this study involved the development, for each job, of attribute scores for various human attributes. These were derived as follows 1 Identification of attributes to be used 42 were selected for this purpose. 2 Rating of each activity of the Worker Activity Profile in terms of the degree to which each such attribute would be required. 3 Derivation of an attribute weight for each attribute on each item of the Worker Activity Profile a single value for each attribute was derived from the several corresponding ratings. 4 Analysis of each job in a sample of jobs using the Worker Activity Profile. 5 Computation, for each job, of an attribute score for each attribute this score was based on the attribute weights for the various items of the Worker Activity Profile as multiplied by the item value for the job, with these cross-product values summed across all items that were analyzed as being applicable to the job. Author