ERIC Number: ED103709
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Derivation of Job Compensation Index Values from the Position Analysis Questionnaire (PAQ). Report No. 6.
McCormick, Ernest J.; And Others
The study deals with the job component method of establishing compensation rates. The basic job analysis questionnaire used in the study was the Position Analysis Questionnaire (PAQ) (Form B). On the basis of a principal components analysis of PAQ data for a large sample (2,688) of jobs, a number of principal components (job dimensions) were identified. Scores on these dimensions, and the ratings on the original individual elements of the PAQ, were used in a multiple regression procedure for predicting the actual compensation rates of the jobs in the sample. The results of the analyses generally supported previous related research to the effect that compensation rates for jobs might be established on the basis of quantitative job analysis from a structured job analysis procedure, but the level of prediction of compensation rates was not as high in the present study as it was in a previous parallel study. This can be attributed in part to the volatile nature of wages and salaries in the time period of data collection, and to the fact that the sample covered a wide variety of jobs from many industries and different geographical areas. It is still felt that the basic approach is valide. (Author/AG)
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.