Relationships Among Job Structural Attributes, Retention, Task Descriptions, Aptitudes and Work Values.
AKRON UNIV OHIO DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY
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The report describes field studies involving nonsupervisory Naval maintenance and monitoring electronics personnel. Results indicated that Naval retention was related to a number of individual and job attributes. Extended Naval tenure was associated with lower verbal and clerical aptitudes Naval Test Battery higher levels of activity preference, pride in work, personal relations, and satisfaction with supervision and the work itself a less explicit description of the future and a belief that others shape and control ones future. The Attribute Preference ScaleAttribute Description Scale APSADS was developed to measure descriptions of current jobs and job structural attribute preferences. Results showed that Naval personnel who indicated a greater discrepancy between preferred and described job attributes characterized their current jobs less favorably.
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations