ERIC Number: ED360343
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-May
Reference Count: N/A
Comparison of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery to the General Aptitude Test Battery. Final Technical Paper for Period January 1987-January 1990.
Palmer, Pamla; And Others
A statistical comparison was made of two test batteries, the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) and the General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB), using a sample of 406 subjects (98 civilian high school students and 308 military recruit examinees). The sample was predominantly white and male. A first analyses described the sample and its performance on the subtests and composites of the GATB and the Department of Defense Student Testing Program composites of the ASVAB. A second analysis investigated the extent to which the ASVAB can predict GATB subtests and composites, and vice versa. The third analysis was a canonical correlation of the subtests of the two batteries. The fourth analyses consisted of principal components factor analyses of the batteries separately and combined. Results show that the batteries do not overlap enough to be considered equivalent or interchangeable, but that they do share a large amount of variance. Such shared variance is to be expected in batteries that have been developed for occupational selection or guidance. Nineteen tables present analysis results. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX. Manpower and Personnel Div.
Authoring Institution: Performance Metrics, Inc., San Antonio, TX.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Aptitude Test Battery; Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery