TABLE 6.11

Mapping of Desirable AP*NET Characteristics Against O*NET™ Characteristics

Desirable AP*NET Characteristic

O*NET™ Characteristic

Uses a common language.

Uses a common language developed through extensive literature reviews and analyses.

Includes descriptors for a wide range of person attributes (e.g., interpersonal, problem solving).

Includes a comprehensive set of personal characteristic descriptors.

Includes descriptors for general work activities, skills, and knowledges that are relevant across jobs.

Includes cross-job descriptors that would need to be supplemented with Army-specific cross-job descriptors.

Includes occupation-specific descriptors (e.g.,specific tasks, equipment, and technology).

Includes a process for gathering occupation-specific descriptors. Does not include task, equipment, or technology descriptors.

Includes descriptors at varying levels of specificity arranged hierarchically.

Includes hierarchically organized descriptors.

Includes a taxonomy of missions and linkages among missions, work activities, skills, and knowledge.

Does not include Army-specific variables.

Includes variables or aggregates of variables likely to be useful to commanders.

Does not include Army-specific variables.

Is linked to civilian occupational analysis databases.

Is linked to the Bureau of Labor Statistics databases.

Is automated and on-line.

Is planned to be automated and on-line.

Is coupled with a top-down future-oriented analysis procedure.

Does not include a built-in future-oriented job analysis approach.


SOURCE: Russell et al., (1995).

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