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Influence of job characteristics on the acceptability of employee drug testing.

Authors
  • Murphy, K R
  • Thornton, G C 3rd
  • Prue, K
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of applied psychology
Publication Date
Jun 01, 1991
Volume
76
Issue
3
Pages
447–453
Identifiers
PMID: 1864814
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Measures of the acceptability of employee drug testing were obtained from a sample of college students (N = 371) and a second sample of nontraditional, older college students (N = 112) and were correlated with job-analysis data from the Position Analysis Questionnaire (PAQ) and Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) databases, and with measures of perceived danger from impaired performance in each job. Both PAQ and DOT data accounted for variance in ratings of acceptability. Perceptions of danger were the best single predictor of acceptability and appeared to mediate the relationships between job characteristics and the acceptability of employee drug testing.

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