Event Title

A Historical Job Analysis for Steward Position at a State Mental Hospital

Location

CSU 253/4/5

Start Date

4-4-2011 9:00 AM

End Date

4-4-2011 10:30 AM

Student's Major

Psychology

Student's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Mentor's Name

Andrea Lassiter

Mentor's Department

Psychology

Mentor's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Description

The purpose of this project was to analyze the career and personal life of an historical figure who worked at the first Minnesota Hospital for Insane, presently referred to as the Saint Peter Regional Treatment Center. This study consisted of conducting a historical job analysis for the position of hospital Steward. George W. Dryer was the first formal Steward at the hospital and held the position for 21 years. Data about him and the Steward position were collected from publically available state historical documents, and qualitative results are described in this presentation. Tasks, knowledge, skill, ability, and other characteristics are compared to present-day jobs with different titles, but similar roles. Results can be used to better understand changes in jobs over time, particularly those in mental health fields.

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A Historical Job Analysis for Steward Position at a State Mental Hospital

CSU 253/4/5

The purpose of this project was to analyze the career and personal life of an historical figure who worked at the first Minnesota Hospital for Insane, presently referred to as the Saint Peter Regional Treatment Center. This study consisted of conducting a historical job analysis for the position of hospital Steward. George W. Dryer was the first formal Steward at the hospital and held the position for 21 years. Data about him and the Steward position were collected from publically available state historical documents, and qualitative results are described in this presentation. Tasks, knowledge, skill, ability, and other characteristics are compared to present-day jobs with different titles, but similar roles. Results can be used to better understand changes in jobs over time, particularly those in mental health fields.

Recommended Citation

Cooley, Tony. "A Historical Job Analysis for Steward Position at a State Mental Hospital." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 4, 2011.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2011/poster-session-A/12