ERIC Number: ED195438
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Behavior Anchored Scales - A Method for Identifying Continuing Education Needs of Engineers. Final Report.
Farr, James L.; And Others
Reported is the development of a set of behavior anchored scales (BAS) for evaluating the job performance and technical updating activities of engineers. A total of 327 engineers and technical supervisors participated in the various phases of this project. Separate groups: (1) identified 11 factors related to job performance and technical updating; (2) generated examples of behaviors related to these factors; (3) categorized these examples according to the specific behavior represented; (4) rated the favorability of the behavioral examples; and (5) evaluated engineers by using the finalized rating scales. Validity analyses suggest that the BAS instruments developed in this project appear to be psychometrically sound and useful devices. (Author/WB)
Descriptors: Behavior Rating Scales, Engineering Education, Engineers, Evaluation Criteria, Needs Assessment, Organizational Development, Performance Factors, Personnel Evaluation, Professional Continuing Education, Professional Development, Psychological Studies, Science Education, Skill Obsolescence
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park.
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