The Reliability of Job Evaluation Rankings

Ash, Philip
June 1948
Journal of Applied Psychology;Jun48, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p313
Academic Journal
The article presents information on a study that determined the reliability of job evaluation ratings made by ten trained job analysts. Nine factors which are relevant components of the skill level of a job were selected and defined in the study. The factors included in the study were knowledge, physical skills, adaptability and resourcefulness, responsibility for material goods, responsibility for safety, physical effort, attention, responsibility for the work of others, and working conditions. Ten job analysts participated in the study and all of them had considerable experience in occupational classification, job analysis, and related phases of occupational research.


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