MOCS-III

MINNESOTA OCCUPATIONAL

CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM III:

A PSYCHOLOGICAL TAXONOMY OF WORK

 

Minnesota Occupational Classification System III (MOCS-III) includes 199 taxon pages. Each taxon represents levels of ability required and amounts of reinforcement provided by the occupations that are clustered in the taxonomy. The taxonomy deals with three classes of ability:

Perceptual
Cognitive
Motor

and three classes of reinforcers:

Internal
Social
Environmental

with each of the classes of ability and reinforcers represented by three levels:

High
Average
Not Significant

MOCS-III describes occupations in terms of client characteristics: ability scores from the General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB) and value scores from the Minnesota Importance Questionnaire (MIQ). These data result in a level code that will identify the taxon in which occupations that fit those client characteristics will be clustered. The taxonomy also includes additional useful information for each taxon, such as occupational prestige, occupational flexibility, worker functions, interests, temperaments, physical demands, and page references to occupational descriptions in the Dictionary of Occupational Titles (DOT) and information found in the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH). All of these items may be pursued by the MOCS-III user, in addition to using the information that is provided for each occupation in a taxon.

MOCS-III classifies 1,769 main and alternate occupational titles in the DOT. MOCS-III also describes the development of the taxonomy, its uses, and the development of the component parts of the embedded information. Using the MJDQ to develop ORPs, the taxonomy can be expanded to include additional occupational titles. To facilitate this expansion, MOCS-III is supplied in a sturdy three-ring loose-leaf binder. An alphabetical index is provided for locating a taxon number for a given occupation.

MOCS-III is designed to facilitate career choice, work adjustment counseling, personnel selection, job placement, educational planning, organizing occupational information, job dislocation counseling, outplacement, and counseling for self-understanding.

#943 MOCS-III $27.50

 

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