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Global Measures [microform] : Do We Need Them? / Patricia C. Smith
Bib ID 5467824
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
Smith, Patricia C
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1985 
24 p. 
Summary

Data from the areas of job satisfaction and job stress are used to illustrate the following points: (1) that measurements can be arranged conceptually along a continuum from the specific to the global (or general); (2) that scales can be constructed which represent different levels of generality, within the same content area; (3) that such scales are not equivalent or interchangeable; and (4) that such scales are useful and meaningful. A scale, the Job in General Scale (JIG), was constructed and administered to a large sample (n=600) as part of a test battery at a nuclear power plant construction site. Primarily the administration was to obtain the best possible estimate of general satisfaction from the items of the Job Descriptive Index (JDI) and to compare it with the JIG Scale. In addition, data was obtained for a later comparison of the effectiveness of the kinds of scales in predicting a number of tests. A correlational analysis showed that each of seven predictor scales predicted every one of the tests, with only one correlation not significant at the one percent level. Results were also analyzed in relation to facet scales, the Unidimensional scale, the JIG Scale, the Work Scale, and differences in scales. (PN)

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ERIC Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (Los Angeles, CA, August 23-27, 1985).

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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Adults.  |  Attitude Measures.  |  Correlation.  |  Feedback.  |  Global Approach.  |  Job Satisfaction.  |  Measurement.  |  Measurement Techniques.  |  Multiple Regression Analysis.  |  Predictive Measurement.  |  Pretests Posttests.  |  Scores.  |  Stress Variables.  |  Test Construction.  |  Test Use.  |  Job Descriptive Index Job in General Scales
Form/genre Speeches/Meeting Papers.  |  Opinion Papers.  |  Reports, Evaluative.
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