Document Type



Master of Science (MS)



First Advisor's Name

Scott L Fraser

First Advisor's Committee Title

Committee Chair

Second Advisor's Name

Juan I. Sanchez

Third Advisor's Name

Gary Moran


Job evaluation

Date of Defense



The present study was conducted to evaluate perceptions of the importance of various factors that may determine the wage or salary level in jobs. Items describing various job characteristics reflecting the factors of Skill, Effort, Responsibility, Working Conditions, and Organizational characteristics were rated by 510 subjects from a variety of organizations. Results indicated that the items did not cluster into the five categories noted above. Instead, three factors were identified and labeled Job Complexity, Accountability, and Work Context. There were few gender or occupational differences in the ratings of the items. The implications of the results for the development of equitable wage and salary systems are discussed.




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