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ERIC Number: ED003284
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Aug
Pages: 189
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES OF PHYSICIANS.
PRICE, PHILIP B.; AND OTHERS
CRITERION MEASURES DEVELOPED FOR ON-THE-JOB PERFORMANCE OF PHYSICIANS WILL BE USED IN A SUBSEQUENT STUDY TO DETERMINE HOW MUCH THE PERFORMANCE OF PHYSICIANS CAN BE PREDICTED BY THEIR INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENTS IN MEDICAL AND PREMEDICAL SCHOOL. APPROXIMATELY 29 MEASURES OF THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AND OTHER PHYSICIANS IN THE UTAH AREA WERE OBTAINED. THE CRITERION MEASURES WERE COLLECTED BY MEANS OF INTERVIEWS AND MAIL QUESTIONNAIRES. THE PSYCHOMETRIC PROPERTIES -- SUCH AS RELIABILITY, INTERCORRELATION, AND FACTORIAL COMPOSITION -- OF THESE MEASURES WERE STUDIED. PHYSICIANS WERE DIVIDED INTO URBAN AND RURAL PRACTICE WITH SEVERAL CRITERION MEASURES BEING COMMON TO ALL GROUPS. FOR EACH GROUP THE VARIOUS CRITERIA WERE INTERCORRELATED AND FACTOR ANALYZED. EACH FACTOR WAS THEN TREATED AS A SEPARATE INDEX OF SUCCESS. FACTOR ANALYSIS UNCOVERED BETWEEN 25 AND 30 FACTORS FOR EACH SAMPLE OF PHYSICIAN STUDIED. A SECOND FINDING WAS THAT ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT DOES NOT BEAR A POSITIVE RELATIONSHIP TO PERFORMANCE AS A PRACTICING RESEARCHER, ACADEMICIAN, OR PHYSICIAN. IT WAS FOUND IN FIVE GROUPS THAT (1) MEDICAL AND PREMEDICAL SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT WAS ESSENTIALLY INDEPENDENT OF THE NUMEROUS MEASURES OF PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS, ACCOMPLISHMENTS, AND ACTIVITIES THAT WERE ANALYZED, AND (2) HIGHLY TRAINED PHYSICIANS ARE AMENABLE NOT ONLY TO PSYCHOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION BUT ALSO TO THE COLLECTION OF MEANINGFUL CRITERION DATA FROM THEM. FOLLOWON STUDIES WILL ATTEMPT TO USE BIOGRAPHICAL INVENTORIES AND SELF-RATINGS AS PREDICTORS. (HB)
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Authoring Institution: Utah Univ., Salt Lake City.
Identifiers: UTAH; Utah (Salt Lake City)