Accession Number:

AD0754848

Title:

Task Difficulty and Task Aptitude Benchmark Scales for the Mechanical and Electronics Career Fields,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

An exploratory study examined the feasibility of constructing benchmark scales on the dimensions of Air Force task difficulty and task aptitude for tasks in Air Force mechanical and electronics job areas. It was determined that small numbers of work supervisors and behavioral scientists can achieve high interrater agreement on the dimensions of task difficulty and task aptitude, respectively. Assuming consistently high correlations between work supervisors judgments of difficulty and behavioral scientiists judgments of aptitude, task aptitude requirements may be inferred directly from task difficulty values as designated by work supervisors in the field.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE