instrument designed to measure a subject's ability to reason, plan and solve problems; an intelligence test.
the ability to learn and adapt to an environment; often used to refer to general intellectual capacity, as opposed to cognitive ability or mental ability, which often refer to more specific abilities such as memory or reasoning.
practice of measuring a characteristic such as mental ability, placing it on a scale or metric.
General mental ability
the nonspecific capacity to reason, learn and solve problems in any of a wide variety of ways and circumstances.
Tendency to understand and predict the behavior of workers simply by examining "g".
physical ability to lift, pull, push or otherwise move an object; unlike endurance this is a one-time max. effort.
Occupational Information Network. Collection of electronic databases based on well-developed taxonomies, that has updated and replaced the "Dictionary of Occupational Titles."
Action-oriented, goal-directed knowledge, acquired without direct help from others; colloquially called "street smarts"
understanding what is required to perform a task; knowing information about a job or job task.
French Sociologist the division of labor in Society (1893). Unlike Marx, believed that labor was divided between managers and workers because of specialized functions. co-dependent
thought that bureaucracy was the ideal form of organization; included a formal hierarchy, division of labor, and clear set of operating procedures.
classic organizational theory
assumes that their is one best form of organization, regardless of other circumstances. places a premium on control of individual behavior by the organization.
using statistical techniques to control for the influence of certain variables; allows researchers to concentrate exclusively on the relationship between the primary relationship of interest.