ERIC Number: ED054316
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
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A Method for Determining Job Types for Low Aptitude Airmen.
Mayo, Clyde C.
An opinion survey method for identifying low aptitude job types was developed and used in a study of 11 Air Force career ladders. Lists of low aptitude tasks were defined by technical advisers. These tasks were then rated on nine factors by Air Force instructors who also described low aptitude job types and gave their opinion concerning the possibilities for advancement and training of low aptitude personnel. In an evaluation of the research methodology, strengths and weaknesses of the opinion survey method were delineated. The relative ease with which the task lists were constructed lent support to the utility of the method. A limitation in the method was recognized in the inability to control for systematic rater bias. (Author)
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Sponsor: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Lackland AFB, TX. Personnel Research Div.
Authoring Institution: Lifson, Wilson, Ferguson, and Winick, Inc., Dallas, TX.