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ERIC Number: ED126336
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Occupational Survey Report on General Secretaries: Task Data from Workers and Supervisors Indicating Job Relevance and Training Criticalness. Research and Development Series No. 109.
Ammerman, Harry L.; And Others
The Center for Vocational Education is continuing its programatic research efforts to develop more effective procedures for identifying valid and necessary curriculum content. The occupational task survey report for the occupation of general secretaries is a product resulting from this effort. The task inventory data summarized were collected in eight States (Mississippi, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Washington, Ohio, Oklahoma, New Hampshire, and California). More than 700 secretaries and their supervisors responded to extensive Task Inventory Questionnaires. Data concerning worker performance, judgments about the criticalness of performance and training, and supervisor expectations were obtained through a set of 12 experimental questions for each identified task. Survey responses are presented in highly summarized and abbreviated tables. Table 1 (27 pages) contains data summaries pertaining to varying degrees of job relevance for 297 tasks of general secretaries. The summary task data are reported through the use of percentages, averages (means), and category labels. Additional tables of task data on specific items are appended. Implications from the survey about worker-supervisor differences, training needs, problem areas, and supervisor suggestions for improving performance are discussed. Appended materials (140 pages) include: a bibliography, background characteristics of respondents, and further tables of task inventory data. (Author/BP)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational Education.