Accession Number:

ADA061095

Title:

Performance of Men in Different Mental Categories: 2. Assessment of Performance in Selected Navy Jobs

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

HUMAN RESOURCES RESEARCH ORGANIZATION ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

197.0

Abstract:

Worker-oriented and job-oriented supervisor rating instruments that could be used to evaluate the elements of behavior and performance of tasks in a job were developed. The job performance of persons in Mental Categories 1-4 was assessed in a variety of Navy jobs in pay grades E3-E5. There is no clear evidence that persons in lower mental categories are less effective either in the rated quality of their performance or in the number and characteristics of the duties they perform. Supervisors perceive the most effective job incumbents in pay grades E3 and E4 to be persons in either the highest or lowest mental categories and the most effective incumbents in Grade E5 to be persons in the lower mental categories. This pattern may be interpreted in terms of 1 the relative importance of technical factors and non-technical factors in job performance and their influence on ratings of performance, and 2 selective processes which favor the acquisition and retention of effective performers in the lower mental categories. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE