Accession Number:

ADA193439

Title:

A Developmental Theory of Job Performance: Applications in Two Navy Ratings

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 1986-Feb 1987

Corporate Author:

BATTELLE MEMORIAL INST COLUMBUS OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

A developmental theory of job performance that proposed systematic changes in the causes of job performance over time is outlined. Two stages are identified, a transition stage in which incumbents learn new skills or duties, and a stable stage in which major tasks have been mastered. Cognitive ability is assumed to be most important during transition stages the reverse is assumed for personality and attitude measures. A cross sectional study of MMs and RMs in their first enlistment was carried out to test the applicability of the theory. Data from this study did not support the theory. However, because of flaws in the research design employed, no firm conclusions can be drawn regarding the usefulness of the theory. Keywords Prediction, Cognitive ability, Personality, Attitude.

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE