ERIC Number: ED099626
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The Utility of Job Dimensions Based on Form B of the Position Analysis Questionnaire (PAQ) in a Job Component Validation Model. Report No. 5.
Marquardt, Lloyd D.; McCormick, Ernest J.
The study involved the use of a structured job analysis instrument called the Position Analysis Questionnaire (PAQ) as the direct basis for the establishment of the job component validity of aptitude tests (that is, a procedure for estimating the aptitude requirements for jobs strictly on the basis of job analysis data). The sample of jobs used consisted of 658 jobs for which PAQ analyses were available that were "matched" with 141 jobs for which the United States Training and Employment Service had published test data for job incumbents for the nine tests of the General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB). Job dimension scores were derived for the 658 jobs and were used as predictors. The criteria were developed for each of the 141 "matched" jobs based on the scores of the job incumbents on the nine tests: (1) mean test score; (2) a score one standard deviation below the mean (called a potential cutoff score); and (3) a validity coefficient. The results generally supported evidence from previous studies that data based on a structured job analysis procedure can be used for establishing the job component validity of aptitude tests, thereby eliminating the need for conventional test validation procedures in many situations. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN. Occupational Research Center.