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ERIC Number: ED133463
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Public Assistance Worker Job Trial. Final Technical Report.
Fiks, A. I.; And Others
A project was conducted to develop and assess a highly job related personnel selection battery that could be administered to inexperienced applicants for positions as public assistance workers in departments of public welfare or unemployment offices. The Public Assistant Worker Job Trial (PAWJT) is called a job trial because instead of attempting to measure general intelligence or determine a person's aptitude profile it presents the applicant with behavioral tasks and problems which are simulations of tasks encountered on the job. The job analysis phase of the project was conducted to provide a complete and accurate description of the task domain of the Income Maintenance Worker Trainee (IMWT) job class. The field job analysis data were gathered by interviews and observations conducted during 1973. The second phase, conceptualization of the job trial design and construction of the test battery, included development of prototypes, pilot testing, revision, and production of materials for phase 3, the validation study. Phase 3 sought to establish the extent to which valid inferences could be drawn about probable job performance from performance on the PAWJT. Reliability was found to be .95. Recommendations regarding operational implementation by State and local governments are included in this report. (WL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.; Pennsylvania State Civil Service Commission, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Jewish Employment and Vocational Service, Philadelphia, PA.