THE DEVELOPMENT AND BACKGROUND OF THE POSITION ANALYSIS QUESTIONNAIRE
PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IN OCCUPATIONAL RESEARCH CENTER
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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.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations