Supervisor estimation of abilities required in jobs

Richard E. Desmond, David J Weiss

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Abstract

The Minnesota Job Requirements Questionnaire (MJRQ) was developed and administered to supervisors of 11 selected jobs who rated the ability requirements of the job they supervised. The MJRQ represented each of nine GATB aptitudes by five items in a Likert-type format. MJRQ ratings were compared with expert ratings in the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) and Occupational Ability Patterns (OAPs) derived from administration of the General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB). Reliability of MJRQ ratings was shown by high Hoyt reliability coefficients. Comparison of mean ratings and variabilities of ratings by supervisors in a job showed construct validity for the MJRQ approach, as did intercorrelations of MJRQ ratings. OAPs derived from the MJRQ compared favorably with those derived from the GATB and DOT, showing promise for the parsimonious MJRQ approach to the development of OAPs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-194
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Vocational Behavior
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1973

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Supervisor estimation of abilities required in jobs. / Desmond, Richard E.; Weiss, David J.

In: Journal of Vocational Behavior, Vol. 3, No. 2, 01.01.1973, p. 181-194.

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