Appendix B
Descriptor Taxonomies Included in the Content Model

ABILITIES TAXONOMY (PROTOTYPE AND CURRENT)

Cognitive Abilities

Verbal abilities

Oral comprehension

Written comprehension

Oral expression

Written expression

Idea generation and reasoning abilities

Fluency of ideas

Originality

Problem sensitivity

Deductive reasoning

Inductive reasoning

Information ordering

Category flexibility

Quantitative abilities

Mathematical reasoning

Number facility

Memory

Memorization

Perceptual Abilities

Speed of closure

Flexibility of closure

Perceptual speed



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Appendix B Descriptor Taxonomies Included in the Content Model ABILITIES TAxONOMY (PROTOTYPE AND CuRRENT) Cognitive Abilities Verbal abilities Oral comprehension Written comprehension Oral expression Written expression Idea generation and reasoning abilities Fluency of ideas Originality Problem sensitivity Deductive reasoning Inductive reasoning Information ordering Category flexibility Quantitative abilities Mathematical reasoning Number facility Memory Memorization Perceptual Abilities Speed of closure Flexibility of closure Perceptual speed 

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00 A DATABASE FOR A CHANGING ECONOMY Spatial abilities Spatial orientation Visualization Attentiveness Selective attention Time sharing Psychomotor Abilities Fine manipulative abilities Arm-hand steadiness Manual dexterity Finger dexterity Control movement abilities Control precision Multilimb coordination Response orientation Rate control Reaction time and speed ability Reaction time Wrist-finger speed Speed of limb movement Physical Abilities Physical strength abilities Static strength Explosive strength Dynamic strength Trunk strength Endurance Stamina Flexibility, balance, and coordination Extent flexibility Dynamic flexibility Gross body coordination Gross body equilibrium Sensory Abilities Visual abilities Near vision Far vision Visual color discrimination Night vision Peripheral vision Depth perception Glare sensitivity

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0 APPENDIX B Auditory and speech abilities Hearing sensitivity Auditory attention Sound localization Speech recognition Speech clarity SOURCE: Adapted from Fleishman and Reilly (1992). Reprinted with permission.

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0 A DATABASE FOR A CHANGING ECONOMY WORk STYLES TAxONOMY (PROTOTYPE, CuRRENT TAxONOMY SHOWN uSING TRACk CHANGES) Achievement Orientation Achievement/effort Persistence Initiative Social Influence Energy Leadership orientation Interpersonal Orientation Cooperative Concern for others Social orientation Adjustment Self-control Stress tolerance Adaptability/flexibility Conscientiousness Dependability Attention to detail Integrity Independence Independence Practical Intelligence Innovative Analytical Analytical thinking SOURCE: Adapted from Peterson et al. (1997). Reprinted with permission.

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0 APPENDIX B WORk vALuES TAxONOMY (PROTOTYPE, CuRRENT TAxONOMY SHOWN uSING TRACk CHANGES) Factor Achievement Ability utilization Achievement Comfort Working conditions Activity Independence Variety Compensation Security Working conditions Status Recognition Advancement Recognition Authority Social Status Altruism Relationships Coworkers Social service Moral values Safety Support Company policies Supervision, human relations Supervision, technical Autonomy Creativity Responsibility Autonomy SOURCE: Dawis and Lofquist (1984, Table 3-2, p. 29). Reprinted with permission.

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0 A DATABASE FOR A CHANGING ECONOMY kNOWLEDGE TAxONOMY (PROTOTYPE AND CuRRENT) Business and Management 1. Administration and management 2. Clerical 3. Economics and accounting 4. Sales and marketing 5. Customer and personal service 6. Personal and human resources Manufacturing and Production 7. Production and processing 8. Food production Engineering and Technology 9. Computers and electronics 10. Engineering and technology 11. Design 12. Building and construction 13. Mechanical Mathematics and Science 14. Mathematics 15. Physics 16. Chemistry 17. Biology 18. Psychology 19. Sociology and anthropology 20. Geography Health Services 21. Medicine and dentistry 22. Therapy and counseling Education and Training 23. Education and training Arts and Humanities 24. English language 25. Foreign language 26. Fine arts 27. History and archaeology 28. Philosophy and theology Law and Public Safety 29. Public safety and security 30. Law, government, and jurisprudence

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0 APPENDIX B Communications 31. Telecommunications 32. Communications and media Transportation 33. Transportation SOURCE: Adapted from Peterson et al. (1997, Figure 4-1). Reprinted with permission.

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0 A DATABASE FOR A CHANGING ECONOMY SkILLS TAxONOMY (PROTOTYPE, CuRRENT TAxONOMY SHOWN uSING TRACk CHANGES) BASIC SKILLS Content Skills Process Skills Active listening Active learning Reading comprehension Learning strategies Writing Monitoring Speaking Critical thinking Mathematics Science CROSS-FUNCTIONAL SKILLS Problem-solving skills Complex Problem-Solving Social Skills Complex problem-solving Social perceptiveness Problem identification Coordination Information gathering Persuasion Information organization Negotiation Synthesis/reorganization Instruction Idea generation Service orientation Idea evaluation Implementation planning Solution appraisal Technical Skills Systems Skills Operations analysis Visioning Technology design Systems perception analysis Equipment selection Identification of downstream Installation consequences Programming Identification of key causes Testing Quality control analysis Judgment and evaluation Production inspection Judgment and decision making Equipment maintenance Systems evaluation Troubleshooting Repairing

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0 APPENDIX B Resource Management Skills Time management Management of financial resources Managing material resources Managing personnel resources SOURCE: Adapted from Peterson et al. (1997, Figure 3-1). Reprinted with permission.

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0 A DATABASE FOR A CHANGING ECONOMY GENERALIZED WORk ACTIvITIES TAxONOMY (PROTOTYPE, CuRRENT TAxONOMY SHOWN uSING TRACk CHANGES) Information Input Looking for and receiving job-related information Getting information needed to do the job Monitoring processes, materials, and or surroundings Identifying/evaluating job-relevant information Identifying objects, actions, and events Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials Estimating the quantifiable characteristics of materials, products, events, or information Mental Processes Information/data processing Judging the qualities of objects, services, or persons Processing information Evaluating information for compliance to standards Analyzing data or information Reasoning/decision making Making decisions and solving problems Thinking creatively Updating and using job-relevant knowledge Development objectives and strategies Scheduling work and activities Organizing, planning and prioritizing work Work Output Performing physical and manual work activities Performing general physical activities Handling and moving objects Controlling machines and processes Operating vehicles and mechanized devices or equipment Performing complex/technical activities Interacting with computers Drafting, laying out, and specifying technical devices, parts, or equipment Implementing ideas, programs, systems, or products Repairing and maintaining mechanical equipment Repairing and maintaining electronic equipment Documenting and recording information Interacting with Others Communicating/interacting Interpreting the meaning of information for others Communicating with supervisors, peers, or subordinates

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0 APPENDIX B Communicating with persons outside the organization Establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships Assisting and caring for others Selling or influencing others Resolving conflicts and negotiating with others Performing for or working directly with the public Coordinating/developing/managing/advising others Coordinating, De- veloping, Managing, and Advising Coordinating the work and activities of others Developing and building teams Training and Teaching others Guiding/directing and motivating subordinates Coaching and developing others Providing advice and consultation to others Administering Performing Accomplishing administrative activities Staffing organizational units Monitoring and controlling resources SOURCE: Adapted from Peterson et al. (1997, Figure 6-2). Reprinted with permission.

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0 A DATABASE FOR A CHANGING ECONOMY WORk CONTExT TAxONOMY (PROTOTYPE, CuRRENT TAxONOMY SHOWN uSING TRACk CHANGES) Interpersonal Relationships Communication Role relationships Responsibility to others Conflictual contact Physical Work Conditions Work setting Environmental conditions Job hazards Demands Body positioning Work attire Structural Job Characteristics Criticality of position Routine vs. challenging work Pace and scheduling Competition NOTE: The higher order factors within the prototype and current taxono- mies are shown. The list does not include the specific descriptors. SOURCE: Adapted from Peterson et al. (1997, Figure 7-2). Reprinted with permission.