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Korean J Community Nutr. 1999 Sep;4(3):431-440. Korean. Original Article.
Song ES , Kim MS .
Division of Nutrition and Food Processing, Management and Industrial Psychology, Hoseo University, Korea.

This study was mainly done by factors analyzing to find out the structure and the dimension of the results of a previous study; analyzing the school and hospital dietitians' human attributes needed for successful job performance(Song 1998). The results were as follows: 1) Through factor analysis, the 12 knowledge items were categorized into 4 groups ; 'basic knowledge of food and nutrition', 'knowledge of clinical nutrition and diet therapy', 'knowledge of medial science', and 'knowledge from experience and common sense'. These 4 knowledge factors were more frequently used and importantly recognized by hospital dietians compared with school dietitians. 2) The 38 skill and ability items were categorized into 7 groups ; 'ability of program development and research', 'ability of counseling and nutrition education', 'ability of production control and facility management', 'ability to use computer', 'ability to cooperate with others', 'ability to manage consignment marketing', and 'ability of managing situations and informations'. Different skills and abilities were required for each group. 3) The 11 personality items were categorized as 3 groups ; 'respoinsibility and sincerity', 'positive personality', and 'affirmative and inquisitive personality'.

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