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American Journal of Educational Research. 2015, 3(7), 949-955
DOI: 10.12691/education-3-7-20
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A Multi Criterion- Approach and an Educational Comparative Need Assessment Based on the Analysis of Staffs' Competencies

Amir Farokhnejad1, and Bahram Fadaiyan2

1Persian Gulf University, Research Institute of Persian Gulf

2Educational administration, National Iranian Gas Company, Bushehr Province Gas Company

Pub. Date: July 02, 2015

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Amir Farokhnejad and Bahram Fadaiyan. A Multi Criterion- Approach and an Educational Comparative Need Assessment Based on the Analysis of Staffs' Competencies. American Journal of Educational Research. 2015; 3(7):949-955. doi: 10.12691/education-3-7-20


The aim of this paper is to assess the educational needs of staffs working in technical and operational deputy of Bushehr Oil Produces Distribution National Company (BOPDNC) along with a comparative/mixed approach. Objectives of this paper is focused on Executive Skills(ES),Interpersonal Skills (IS), Intellectual Essentials(IE), Personality Essentials(PE).The study population consisted of 143 staffs among which some of them were working in administrative and financial affairs and some of them were working in operational deputy known as middle managers. A none-random sampling was applied to conduct the requested model. Data were gathered via three questionnaires including staffs' competencies, paired comparisons of criterion and competency factors, and staffs' competencies and educational needs. Using AHP method could help to identify four key competencies of staffs including executive skills, interpersonal skills, intellectual essentials, and personality. Findings showed that the used AHP method could help to identify educational needs, increase in educational effectiveness, and increase in motivation of staffs' participation for need assessment and performing the educational plans. Since all today organizations are requested to prepare educational plans for improving their own staffs, the results of this paper, and of course, similar papers can be generalized for making professionally knowledge, skills, and attitudes develop.

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