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ERIC Number: ED069790
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Mar
Pages: 8
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The Color-Word Interference Test and Its Relation to Performance Impairment under Auditory Distraction.
Thackray, Richard I.; And Others
The ability to resist distraction is an important requirement for air traffic controllers. The study examined the relationship between performance on the Stroop color-word interference test (a suggested measure of distraction susceptibility) and impairment under auditory distraction on a task requiring the subject to generate random sequences of letters. Fifty male college students served as Ss. Although there was a significant decrease in "randomness" as a result of auditory distraction, the correlation between change in randomness and amount of color-word interference was nonsignificant. These findings, along with those of several other studies, suggest that the Stroop test may measure a rather restricted type of perceptual interference essentially unrelated to a possibly more general ability to maintain concentration in the presence of competing (distracting), stimuli. (Author)
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (AD-743 424, MF $0.95, HC $3.00)
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Stroop Color Word Test