Accession Number : ADA173372


Title :   Skill/Knowledge Commonalities in Selected Electronics Specialties.


Descriptive Note : Final rept. Dec 78-Dec 80,


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TX


Personal Author(s) : Ruck,Hendrick W


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a173372.pdf


Report Date : Oct 1986


Pagination or Media Count : 24


Abstract : The Air Force is interested in consolidating specialties in order to effect more efficient and effective personnel management, personnel utilization, and technical training. The purpose of this research is to develop a methodology for selecting electronics specialties for consolidation. Two different groups of specialties were used. Separate analyses were performed for the 17 Communications-Electronics specialties and the 6 Wire Communications specialties. The approach was to analyze the skill/knowledge commonality of the two groups of specialties using a variety of statistical techniques. The measures of skill/knowledge utilization were collected from job incumbents on the Electronic Principles Inventory. Cluster analyses, correlational analyses, and analyses of variance were performed to determine which specialties within each of the two groups had the most similar skill/knowledge requirements. Recommendations for consolidation are presented, as well as potential applications of this technique. keywords: classification, Comprehensive Occupational Data Analysis Programs (CODAP), cross-training, force management, job analysis, occupational structure, occupational transferability, recruiting, retraining, skills inventories.


Descriptors :   *TRAINING , *PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT , *RECRUITING , *JOB ANALYSIS , AIR FORCE , MANAGEMENT , MANPOWER UTILIZATION , ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE , STATISTICAL PROCESSES , RETRAINING


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE