The Job Dimensions Underlying the Job Elements of the Position Analysis Questionnaire (PAQ) (Form B).
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The study was concerned with the identification of the job dimension underlying the job elements of the Position Analysis Questionnaire PAQ, Form B. The PAQ is a structured job analysis instrument consisting of 187 worker-oriented job elements which are divided into six a priori major divisions. The statistical procedure of principal components analysis was used to identify the job dimensions of the PAQ. Forty-five job dimensions were identified through 8 separate component analyses of a sample of 3700 PAQ analyses which had been stratified roughly in proportion to the occupational composition of the American labor force. Thirty-one of these dimensions resulted from 7 independent analyses using, in each case, only the job elements from one of the major divisions of the PAQ. The remaining 14 dimensions resulted from an overall analysis in which all of the PAQ job elements were used simultaneously. Modified author abstract
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