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ERIC Number: ED047871
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Performance of Senior High School Indians and Adult Indian Groups in New Mexico on the General Aptitude Test Battery, 1968-1969.
Wallace, Gilbert A.; Thomas, Susan L.
Purposes of the research were (1) to gather data to provide occupational and employment counselors with statistical data on employment and occupational-aptitudinal information on New Mexico Indians and (2) to collect data concerning workers' aptitudinal characteristics frequently needed by private industry as criteria for determining plant location on Indian land. In keeping with these objectives, the New Mexico State Employment Service surveyed 145 high school graduating seniors and 438 adults entering or seeking entry into the labor market. Most individuals in the sample were living within or near the following Government reservations: Acoma, Cochiti, Laguna, San Felipe, Santa Ana, Santo Domingo, Zuni Pueblos, and Navajo. The instrument utilized was the General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB), which established the occupational aptitude patterns. After discussions of various aspects of the GATB, the document provides tables and histograms reflecting the profiles for the Indian groups surveyed. (EL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Employment Security Commission, Albuquerque.