An Analysis of the Relationships between Individual Traits and Job Performance of Air Force Procurement Officers Assigned to the Aeronautical Systems Division
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF SYSTEMS AND LOGISTICS
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The quality of procurement actions conducted by the Department of Defense can be enhanced by improving the selection procedure used to select procurement officers. Such a selection procedure should be based on demonstrated relationships between individual traits and background potential procurement performance. In the study, 42 Air Force procurement officers who were engaged in weapon system acquisition were surveyed in an attempt to establish what relationships existed between their procurement performance, as established by supervisors ratings, and various psychological traits and biographical items. The contents of the study include a performance measurement device and the statistical methodology involved, as well as a summary of the observed relationships.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations