ERIC Number: ED107703
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Relative Validity of Two Item Formats for Obtaining Length of Service Data from Job Inventories. Interim Report, July '71-August '73.
Carpenter, James B.
As part of a continuing effort to improve existing methodology for development and use of occupational data gathering devices, this report considers the relative validity of two varied item formats for obtaining length of service data; specification in total months versus a combined years and months formulation. The later format was found to have much greater validity for relatively lengthy time periods but no significant difference was found for shorter periods. An alternative method for obtaining length of service data which employs a computer determination of elapsed time based on respondent provided dates is recommended for operational use. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX. Occupational and Manpower Research Div.