ERIC Number: ED157938
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Validation of a Psychomotor/Perceptual Test Battery. Final Report for Period November 1974-December 1976.
Hunter, David R.; And Others
A battery of seven psychomotor/perceptual tests was administered to two samples of Air Force personnel: officer trainees slated to attend undergraduate navigator training, and enlisted airmen in 30 different career fields. The objective was to determine the validity of the battery for the prediction of success in technical training courses. The battery consisted of seven tests designed to measure kinesthetic memory, percpetual speed, performance under stress, associative learning, memory (immediate and delayed), concept identification, and performance under divided attention. Test descriptions and tasks are included. Statistical data included intercorrelations among battery scores, training outcome criteria, and Air Force Officer Qualifying Test composites for the 120 officer trainees, as well as intercorrelations among battery scores, training outcome criteria and Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery composites for the 395 enlisted personnel subjects. The best single predictor of success in navigator training for officer trainees and of training disposition (pass/fail) for enlisted personnel was mean response time on the kinesthetic memory instrument. Analyses indicated that several of the psychomotor/perceptual measures were individually predictive of training outcomes; however, the joint contribution of the entire battery was, in general, not statistically significant. Further research is recommended. (Author/JAC)
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Comparative Analysis, Correlation, Enlisted Personnel, Military Training, Occupational Tests, Officer Personnel, Perception Tests, Performance Tests, Postsecondary Education, Predictive Validity, Psychomotor Skills, Technical Education, Test Validity
U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 771-057/54)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX.
Identifiers: Air Force; Air Force Officer Qualifying Test; Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery; Psychomotor Perceptual Test Battery