ERIC Number: ED319197
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-May
Reference Count: N/A
Manual for the Work Performance Assessment.
Roessler, Richard; And Others
The Work Performance Assessment (WPA) is a brief work simulation designed to evaluate job maintenance skills, emphasizing work-related social/interpersonal skills rather than specific vocational skills. The WPA uses three work samples involving sorting of food service items to measure 19 common work demands in four categories: responding to supervision, completing job tasks, cooperating with other workers, and socializing on the job. The 19 demands are presented by a supervisor to 2 trainees and require 1 hour to administer. The WPA may be scored by completing either: (1) an 83-item behavior rating form which calculates the proportion of behavioral criteria demonstrated in responding to the 19 work demands; or (2) the Work Personality Profile which provides a profile of employability strengths and limitations on 58 behaviors. The manual includes results of reliability/validity studies, the WPA script and rating form, a work break rating form, and 21 references. (JDD)
Descriptors: Adults, Disabilities, Interpersonal Competence, Job Performance, Occupational Tests, Test Reliability, Test Validity, Vocational Adjustment, Vocational Evaluation, Vocational Rehabilitation, Work Sample Tests
Arkansas Research and Training Center in Vocational Rehabilitation, Publications Dept., P.O. Box 1358, Hot Springs, AR 71902 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Inst. of Handicapped Research (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville. Research and Training Center in Vocational Rehabilitation.