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ERIC Number: ED016118
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Dec
Pages: 11
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TECHNICAL REPORT ON STANDARDIZATION OF THE GENERAL APTITUDE TEST BATTERY, GENERAL WORKING POPULATION NORMS STUDY FOR PUERTO RICO.
Bureau of Employment Security (DOL), Washington, DC.; Puerto Rico Employment Service, San Juan.
THE POSSIBILITY OF PREDICTIVE ERROR WHEN APPLYING U.S. MAINLAND NORMS FOR THE GENERAL APTITUDE TEST BATTERY TO THE EMPLOYMENT COUNSELING AND SELECTION PROCESS IN PUERTO RICO, PROMPTED A STUDY TO ESTABLISH LOCAL NORMS FOR THE SPANISH LANGUAGE VERSION, BATERIA GENERAL DE PRUEBAS DE APTITUD. A STRATIFIED QUOTA SAMPLE OF 1,500 PERSONS WAS SELECTED FROM THE PUERTO RICAN GENERAL WORKING POPULATION AFTER CONSIDERATION OF OCCUPATION, SEX, AGE, AND GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION. THE MAJOR DEPARTURE FROM RANDOM SELECTION WAS CAUSED BY SOME EMPLOYERS' REFUSAL TO FREE EMPLOYEES FOR TESTING. OCCUPATIONAL STRATIFICATION WAS BASED ON THE REVISED BUREAU OF THE CENSUS OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM. THE RATIO OF MALES TO FEMALES WAS 65 TO 35, THE USUAL AGE RANGE FROM 18 TO 45, AND NO PERSON WAS INCLUDED WHO HAD COMPLETED LESS THAN THE SIXTH GRADE. WHEN THE RESULTS WERE COMPARED WITH ASSUMED DISTRIBUTIONS HAVING THE MEAN OF ANY APTITUDE AS 100 AND THE STANDARD DEVIATION AS 20, ALL SCORES DEPARTED SIGNIFICANTLY FROM THIS BASE. EVERY APTITUDE EXCEPT MANUAL DEXTERITY WAS BELOW ITS STATEWIDE COUNTERPART AT OR BEYOND THE .01 LEVEL. MANUAL DEXTERITY WAS ABOVE ITS COUNTERPART AT THE .01 LEVEL. A CONVERSION TABLE GIVING PUERTO RICAN CUTTING SCORE EQUIVALENTS BASED ON PUERTO RICAN MEANS AND STANDARD DEVIATIONS IS INCLUDED. (EM)
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Authoring Institution: Bureau of Employment Security (DOL), Washington, DC.; Puerto Rico Employment Service, San Juan.
Identifiers: GENERAL APTITUDE TEST BATTERY; PUERTO RICO