ERIC Number: ED113489
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: N/A
Relationships Among Job Structural Attributes, Retention, Task Descriptions, Aptitudes, and Work Values. Technical Report No. 3.
Barrett, Gerald V.; And Others
The report describes field studies involving nonsupervisory Naval maintenance and monitoring electronics personnel. The studies' results indicated that Naval retention was related to a number of individual and job attributes. Extended Naval tenure was associated with lower verbal and clerical aptitudes (Naval Test Battery); higher levels of activity preference, pride in work, personal relations, and satisfaction with supervision and the work itself; a less explicit description of the future; and a belief that others shape and control one's future. The Attribute Preference Scale/Attribute Description Scale (APS/ADS) was developed to measure descriptions of current jobs and job structural attribute preferences. Results showed that Naval personnel who indicated a greater discrepancy between preferred and described job attributes characterized their current jobs less favorably. Twenty pages of appendixes explain and provide copies of the APS/ADS scales, a biographical information sheet, and descriptive statistics for APS/ADS. A distribution list provides the names of those persons and agencies to whom the report was distributed. (Author/JR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA. Personnel and Training Research Programs Office.
Authoring Institution: Akron Univ., OH. Dept. of Psychology.