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ERIC Number: ED124712
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Determination of Officer Grade Requirements by Management Engineering Teams. Final Report.
Stacy, William J.; And Others
Management Engineering Teams (MET) were used in the development and testing of a methodology for determining non-aircrew officer grade requirements. The methodology tested was an extension of the Officer Grade Requirements (OGR) procedure developed during the 1963-1966 time period. In the OGR project, a criterion board rated 3,575 officer jobs for grade, then a nine-variable multiple regression equation was developed which efficiently predicted the criterion ratings. In the current application, the METs rated 485 officer jobs from the OGR job sample and 1,687 new jobs. For the 485 job samples, predicted composite scores were obtained from MET ratings utilizing the nine-variable regression equation. These scores were correlated with the criterion board ratings on the same jobs, producing a validity coefficient of .90. An interrater reliability of .95 on the total 2,172 jobs was obtained for these raters. These results indicate that METs can reliably rate officer jobs for determination of grade and can accurately replicate the criterion board ratings. Recommendations were made for operational implementation and for further research to provide a more stable grade conversion table and to determine the total distribution of non-aircrew officer grade requirements. Research instruments are appended. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX.
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX. Occupational and Manpower Research Div.