A consideration of the Thurstone Temperament Schedule as a predictor of job tenure in a textile company : an item analysis

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Newsom E. Williams (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
William McGehee

Abstract: Empirical investigations have demonstrated that employment tenure can be predicted by systematically analyzing the biographical information of job applicants. Similarly, long- and short-tenure industrial workers can be differentiated with various measures of interest. The present study examined the responses of two groups of employees, long- and short-tenure personnel, on a personality inventory, the Thurstone Temperament Schedule. Two hundred-ninety male employees were selected from the production population of a textile company. Of this number, 174 men constituted a long-tenure criterion group: they had been employed by the company for six consecutive months or longer. The short-tenure group, consisting of 116 men, had terminated their employment voluntarily before completing three consecutive months of work. One-third of both of these primary groups was selected at random to provide a holdout sample for a cross-validation analysis. While there were no consistent significant differences between the long- and short-tenure employees in terms of biographical information (age, education, and marital status), the long-tenure personnel, on two statistical analyses, scored significantly higher on a mental ability te.st than did the short-tenure workers.

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Language: English
Date: 1967
Personality and occupation $x Testing
Textile workers $z North Carolina $x Testing
Personality tests

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