ERIC Number: ED143982
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Entry-Level Professionals' Job Analysis and Selection Strategy: A Progress Report.
Drauden, Gail M.
A job analysis survey was done on 39 entry-level professional classes (e.g. personnel officer, social worker, rehabilitation counselor, research analyst, accountant, computer programmer) to discover statistical factors on which the classes could be scored and to cluster the classes on the basis of these factor scores. A job analysis questionnaire was designed based on a literature review and a set of in-house job analyses; 738 incumbents completed these questionnaires. General recommendations for use of the study's results in selection and validation are made. In a reanalysis of the data, the task data were reclustered based on the percentage of time a class spent on a set of factor tasks. The author contends that percentages are a better metric for reflecting the existing relationships among the data than are standard scores and that clustering based on percentage of time is superior to that based on factor scores. A section entitled "Detailed Description of Individual Classes" gives an example of the six-page computerized report that was printed for each of the 39 classes included in the study. (Author)
Descriptors: Cluster Analysis, Data Collection, Entry Workers, Factor Analysis, Job Analysis, Occupational Clusters, Personnel Directors, Professional Personnel, Questionnaires, Social Workers, Statistical Studies, Task Performance
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC. Journal Supplement Abstract Service.