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Skill/Knowledge Commonalities in Selected Electronics Specialties.
Final rept. Dec 78-Dec 80,
AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TX
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The Air Force is interested in consolidating specialties in order to effect more efficient and effective personnel management, personnel utilization, and technical training. The purpose of this research is to develop a methodology for selecting electronics specialties for consolidation. Two different groups of specialties were used. Separate analyses were performed for the 17 Communications-Electronics specialties and the 6 Wire Communications specialties. The approach was to analyze the skillknowledge commonality of the two groups of specialties using a variety of statistical techniques. The measures of skillknowledge utilization were collected from job incumbents on the Electronic Principles Inventory. Cluster analyses, correlational analyses, and analyses of variance were performed to determine which specialties within each of the two groups had the most similar skillknowledge requirements. Recommendations for consolidation are presented, as well as potential applications of this technique. keywords classification, Comprehensive Occupational Data Analysis Programs CODAP, cross-training, force management, job analysis, occupational structure, occupational transferability, recruiting, retraining, skills inventories.
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