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ERIC Number: ED003075
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Dec
Pages: 129
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THE PSYCHOLOGICAL DIMENSIONS OF WORK, AN EXPERIMENTAL TAXONOMY OF OCCUPATIONS.
WALTHER, REGIS H.
AN ATTEMPT WAS MADE TO DEVELOP A TAXONOMY OF OCCUPATIONS FOR VOCATIONAL COUNSELORS. A REVIEW WAS MADE OF THE PROFESSIONAL RESEARCH LITERATURE RELATING TO OCCUPATIONAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL VARIABLES POTENTIALLY USEFUL TO A TAXONOMY. EFFORTS WERE MADE TO RECONCILE THE FINDINGS WITH DATA OBTAINED PREVIOUSLY THROUGH THE JOB ANALYSIS AND INTEREST MEASUREMENT (JAIM) INVENTORY. BASED ON LOGICAL AND STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF THE DATA, AN EXPERIMENTAL TAXONOMY WAS CONSTRUCTED WHICH INCLUDED THREE MAJOR ELEMENTS - BEHAVIORAL STYLES, WORK PREFERENCES, AND VALUES. THE TAXONOMY WAS APPLIED EXPERIMENTALLY TO SAMPLES OF POLICEMEN, SOCIAL WORKERS, AND JUVENILE COURT JUDGES. IN GENERAL, PREDICTIONS MADE REGARDING BEHAVIORAL STYLES, WORK PREFERENCES, AND VALUES WERE CONFIRMED. THE INVESTIGATOR RECOMMENDS FURTHER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, AND FURTHER DESIGN AND CONDUCT OF EXPERIMENTS TO TEST THE CONSTRUCT VALIDITY OF THE VARIOUS SCALES OF THE JAIM. HE ALSO SUGGESTS THAT SOME IMPORTANT VARIABLES MAY NOT BE MEASURED BY THE JAIM. (JC)
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Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Center for the Behavioral Sciences.
Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA; Job Analysis and Interest Measurement; OCCUPATIONAL REWARDS