ERIC Number: ED154240
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Job Families: A Review and Discussion of Their Potential Utility for Personnel Selection. Professional Series PS-78-2.
This report reviews the personnel literature on the development of job families to illustrate and provide examples of varied approaches to the taxonomic issues of objective, content, and method in job family construction. This booklet first examines the definition of job families and then briefly discusses the potential utility of job families. The next three sections focus on objectives of job families, content bases of job families, and grouping methods used in the construction of job families; and provide examples of each one from the literature. These sections are followed by a table which summarizes the examples of objectives, job descriptors, types of job descriptor output, grouping methods, and grouping level and cites the literature source of each variable. The concluding section explores the implications of the material reviewed for personnel selection theory and practice. This discussion focuses on four general strategies of job family construction and examines their utility for validity generalization research and application. A list of references is attached. (EM)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Civil Service Commission, Washington, DC. Personnel Research and Development Center.