This study addresses an open research question in regard to a well-established and widely-used job analysis system, Functional Job Analysis (FJA): Are consensus ratings of the FJA scales more reliable than the independent scale ratings that are the norm in job analysis application and the related research literature? In our experimental study, we found that this is not the case: no significant difference is found between consensus and independent ratings of the FJA scales. The reasons for this finding are explored as well as its relevance to the validity of the FJA system. Implications for other work and job analysis systems are discussed.
Chung-Yan, Greg A.; Schat, Aaron C. H.; and Cronshaw, Steven F.
"Are Consensus Ratings of Functional Job Analysis Scales More Reliable than Ratings Made by Independent Raters?,"
Personnel Assessment and Decisions: Number 5
, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholarworks.bgsu.edu/pad/vol5/iss1/6