ERIC Number: ED042958
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar
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A Non-Cognitive Test Battery as a Predictor of Class "A" School Performance.
Lau, Alan W.; And Others
This research investigated the effectiveness of the Hand Skills Test, or HST (motivation), Navy Activities Preference Blank (NAPB), and the Navy Adjectives List (NAL) on self-concept, in augmenting the validity of the Basic Test Battery (BTB) for predicting Class "A" enlisted school performance. The three noncognitive tests were administered experimentally to incoming students at seven schools varying widely in curriculum, and to a sample of Submarine School students. Scores were combined with BTB subtests to determine if noncognitive test scores supplemented BTB measures in multiple regression equations. Results indicated that neither the NAPB, NAL, nor HST contributed significantly toward prediction. Further evaluation of these instruments is not indicated. (The report includes six tables and nine references.) (Authors/LY)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bibliographies, Correlation, Enlisted Personnel, Grades (Scholastic), Interests, Military Training, Motivation, Occupations, Prediction, Predictive Validity, Psychological Testing, Research, Self Concept
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Authoring Institution: Naval Personnel Research Activity, San Diego, CA. Navy Training Research Lab.