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ERIC Number: ED016767
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Apr
Pages: 104
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Reference Count: 0
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THE MEASUREMENT OF VOCATIONAL NEEDS. MINNESOTA STUDIES IN VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION, NUMBER 16.
WEISS, DAVID J.; AND OTHERS
TWO QUESTIONNAIRES FOR MEASURING VOCATIONAL NEEDS WERE DEVELOPED. NEED WAS DEFINED AS "NEED FOR SPECIFIED REINFORCING CONDITIONS IN THE WORK ENVIRONMENT." THE N-FACTORS QUESTIONNAIRE (NFQ) CONSISTED OF 48 TWO-RESPONSE CHOICE ITEMS, FOUR ITEMS FOR EACH OF 12 SCALES--ACHIEVEMENT, AUTHORITY, COWORKERS, CREATIVITY AND CHALLENGE, DEPENDENCE, INDEPENDENCE, MORAL VALUES, RECOGNITION, SECURITY, SELF EXPRESSION, SOCIAL SERVICE, AND SOCIAL STATUS. THE QUESTIONNAIRE WAS COMPLETED BY 1,014 EMPLOYEES (521 DISABLED AND 493 NONDISABLED), AND DATA ANALYSIS INDICATED THAT ONLY FIVE SCALES HAD ADEQUATE RELIABILITIES. THE MINNESOTA IMPORTANCE QUESTIONNAIRE (MIQ) WAS DEVELOPED BY REVISING AND EXPANDING THE NFQ. NEW SCALES WERE ABILITY UTILIZATION, ACTIVITY, ADVANCEMENT, COMPANY POLICIES AND PRACTICES, COMPENSATION, RESPONSIBILITY, SUPERVISION--HUMAN RELATIONS, AND TECHNICAL, VARIETY, AND WORKING CONDITIONS. THE MIQ WAS COMPLETED BY 2,308 EMPLOYEES (DISABLED AND NONDISABLED) REPRESENTING BLUE COLLAR, NONSKILLED WHITE COLLAR, SKILLED WHITE COLLAR AND MANAGERIAL GROUPS, AND 503 COLLEGE STUDENTS. THE MIQ SCALES WERE SHOWN TO HAVE HIGH RELIABILITIES, AND APPEARED TO BE USEFUL IN VOCATIONAL DIAGNOSIS. DATA SUPPORTED THE ASSUMPTION THAT DISABILITY AFFECTS PERSONALITY. IT SUPPORTED THE "THEORY OF WORK ADJUSTMENT" WHICH STATED THAT THE NEED SET OF AN INDIVIDUAL UNDERGOES SOME CHANGES IN STRUCTURE WHEN THE INDIVIDUAL EXPERIENCES THE REINFORCERS IN WORK. (PA)
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Industrial Relations Center.
Identifiers: MINNESOTA IMPORTANCE QUESTIONNAIRE; N Factors Questionnaire (Weiss et al); THEORY OF WORK ADJUSTMENT