ERIC Number: ED209091
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Mathematics Requirements of Electronics Ratings in the Job Environment. Technical Report, February 1980-November 1980.
Baker, Meryl S.
Fleet personnel in 10 electronics ratings were asked to indicate: (1) how often they used skills in 20 mathematics topics areas in performing their jobs, (2) the type of work engaged in when employing mathematics skills, (3) whether mathematics skills ability was helpful to job performance, and (4) whether they required mathematics skills not taught in school in doing their job. Results showed that, except for skills related to basic arithmetic, units, and conversions, the majority of respondents in all ratings surveyed did not use the skills listed during job performance. Across all ratings, 27% indicated a need for additional mathematics skills; and 67% indicated that mathematical knowledge was helpful during job performance. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Navy Personnel Research and Development Center, San Diego, CA.