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Author Weber, Ron
Source ACM Digital Library
Content type Text
Publisher Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
File Format PDF
Language English
Abstract A model is proposed that associates the impact of computer technology on a job, with the set of underlying characteristics that describe the activities performed on the job. An empirical test of the model has been undertaken. One thousand and thirty-five experts assessed the impact of computer technology that they believed would occur on 306 jobs over a three-year period. Job characteristics data was obtained from prior analyses of the jobs, using the Position Analysis Questionnaire (PAQ). Six job dimensions derived from analysis PAQ data were significant predictors of the technological impact ratings provided by the experts: engaging in physical activities; being aware of the work environment; performing clerical-related functions; working in an unpleasant or hazardous environment; performing service-related activities; and performing supervising, directing, and estimating functions.
Description Affiliation: Univ. of Queensland, St. Lucia, Queensland, Australia (Weber, Ron)
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2005-08-01
Publisher Place New York
Journal Communications of the ACM (CACM)
Volume Number 31
Issue Number 1
Page Count 10
Starting Page 68
Ending Page 77


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Source: ACM Digital Library