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ERIC Number: ED126229
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun-30
The Relationship Between Individual Attributes and Job Design: Monitoring Tasks. Technical Report No. 4.
Barrett, Gerald V.; And Others
The study focused on the individual attributes predictive of performance and work satisfaction in two contrasting work situations: (1) with a simple task to be perceived as low on job structural attributes (LJSA) and (2) with a more complex task designed to have a higher level of job structural attributes (HJSA). The job structural variables of job complexity, variety, responsibility, and external feedback were manipulated. It was expected that different attributes and combination of attributes would be predictive in the two task situations. A sample of 33 male and 25 female undergraduate students participated in the experiment. The data are presented, with lengthy discussion, in 38 tables which comprise the major portion of the document. The results demonstrate the strong influence of individual attributes upon performance and satisfaction on two monitoring tasks with different job structural attributes, and also indicate that complex interactions between individual and job structural attributes determine task performance and satisfaction. A list of references is included. (Author/EC)
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.
Note: For related reports, see ED 113 488-489 and CE 005 961