ERIC Number: ED117132
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Technical Report on Development of USES Specific Aptitude Test Battery for Utility Hand (paper goods) 539.883.
Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Research resulting in the development of the Specific Aptitude Test Battery for use in selecting inexperienced or untrained individuals for training as Utility Hands (paper goods) was described. Aptitudes measured were form perception, clerical perception, and manual dexterity. Job analysis was performed by observation of the workers' performance on the job and in consultation with the workers' supervisors. A descriptive rating was used which consisted of seven items: (1) quantity of work, (2) quality of work, (3) accuracy of work, (4) job knowledge, (5) facility for work, (6) job versatility, and (7) all-around job ability. Statistical analysis of ratings were used to determine which aptitudes should be considered for inclusion in the battery. The objective was to develop a battery of 2, 3, or 4 aptitudes with cutting scores at five point intervals at the point where about the same percent will meet the cutting scores as the percent placed in the high criterion group and which will maximize the relationship between the battery and the criterion. Appended was a list of organizations cooperating in the study, a descriptive rating scale, and a description of job duties. (BJG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.