Accession Number:

AD0785892

Title:

The Utility of Job Dimensions Based on Form B of the Position Analysis Questionnaire (PAQ) in a Job Component Validation Model.

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IND OCCUPATIONAL RESEARCH CENTER

Report Date:

1974-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

32.0

Abstract:

The study involved the use of a structured job analysis instrument called the Position Analysis Questionnaire PAQ as the direct basis for the establishment of the job component validity of aptitude tests that is, a procedure for estimating the aptitude requirements for jobs strictly on the basis of job analysis data. The sample of jobs used consisted of 658 jobs for which PAQ analyses were available that were matched with 141 jobs for which the United States Training and Employment Service had published test data for job incumbents for the 9 tests of the General Aptitude Test Battery GATB. Job dimension scores based on principal components analyses of PAQ data were derived for the 658 jobs, and were used as predictors. The criteria were developed for each of the 141 matched jobs, these being based on the scores of the job incumbents, on the 9 tests. These were 1 mean test score 2 a score one standard deviaiton below the mean called a potential cutoff score and 3 a validity coefficient. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE