ERIC Number: ED049452
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
A Comparison of Correlated-Job and Work-Sample Measures for General Vehicle Repairmen.
Engel, John D.; Rehder, Robert J.
Two correlated-job measures were compared with the work-sample criterion developed for general vehicle repairmen in earlier military research. Thirty mechanics who had been subjects in the earlier study took paper and pencil tests for their military occupational specialty. Later they took the Metropolitan Achievement Test to determine the relationship between reading levels and performance as shown by the written and work sample tests. Three peer ratings were obtained for each subject. Statistical analysis was performed to compare the validity and reliability of the two tests with that of the work-sample criterion. Neither the peer ratings nor the written tests appeared to be sufficiently valid for measuring behavior encompassed by the work-sample criterion. Moreover, the written tests measured trouble shooting proficiency better than they measured corrective task proficiency. (The report includes three tables, eleven references, and the rating scales.) (Author/LY)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, Bibliographies, Evaluation, Evaluation Criteria, Machine Repairers, Military Training, Motor Vehicles, Rating Scales, Reading Ability, Research, Test Validity
National Technical Information Service, Operations Division, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (AD-714-842, MF $0.95, PC $3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Alexandria, VA.
Identifiers: Metropolitan Achievement Tests