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ERIC Number: ED012327
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-May
Pages: 34
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Reference Count: 0
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A STUDY OF THE LUMBER INDUSTRY IN IDAHO, PART II.
LOUDERMILK, KENNETH M.
A MORE FORMAL STUDY OF THE LUMBER INDUSTRY (SEE VT 002 152 AND VT 002 153) RESULTED IN IMPRESSIONS OF THE WORKERS AND WORKING CONDITIONS. THERE ARE TWO GENERAL TYPES OF EMPLOYEE--(1) THOSE VIEWING LUMBERING AS STOPGAP EMPLOYMENT WHICH SERVES AS A SOURCE OF WAGES FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES OR AS AN INTERIM JOB WHILE BETTER EMPLOYMENT IS SOUGHT, AND (2) THE EMPLOYEE COMMITTED TO THIS TYPE OF WORK BECAUSE OF SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, EDUCATIONAL, OR SUCCESS REASONS. THERE IS A WIDE RANGE OF PRESTIGE AND SALARY. THE LITERATURE FROM THE UNITED STATES, CANADA, GERMANY, SPAIN, AND ENGLAND ON WORKER APTITUDES, ABILITIES, AND RELATED CHARACTERISTICS IN THE LUMBER AND PAPER INDUSTRY WAS REVIEWED AND SYNTHESIZED. TESTS OF ARITHMETIC, SPATIAL RELATIONS, INTELLIGENCE, MECHANICAL PRINCIPLES, FORM PERCEPTION, PSYCHOMOTOR TESTS OF MANUAL AND FINGER DEXTERITY, AND EYE-HAND COORDINATION HAVE RELATED SIGNIFICANTLY TO CRITERIA OF WORK SUCCESS. STUDIES BY THE AUTHOR SHOWED HIGH CORRELATION WITH WORK EFFICIENCY RATINGS FOR THREE OF NINE PERSONAL DATA ITEMS--EDUCATION, INTERVIEWER'S RATING, AND MARITAL STATUS. OF 13 PHYSICAL FITNESS, APTITUDE, AND PERSONALITY MEASURES, ONLY THE SARGENT JUMP, GENERAL LEARNING ABILITY, VERBAL APTITUDE, NUMERICAL APTITUDE, SPATIAL APTITUDE, AND MOTOR COORDINATION CORRELATED SIGNIFICANTLY (.05 LEVEL) WITH WORK EFFICIENCY RATINGS. (EM)
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Identifiers: MOSCOW