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Young, Patricia L.; And Others – 1985
Although work, as a source of need satisfaction and self-esteem, is extremely important in our society, it has an increased meaning for people with disabilities because it permits them (and others) to perceive themselves as normal, competent citizens. This research studies the self-esteem of employees with developmental disabilities as measured by…
Descriptors: Adults, Anxiety, Developmental Disabilities, Family Influence
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Wagner, Richard K. – American Psychologist, 1997
Discusses issues of validity and fairness in the use of intelligence tests for job selection. Expands set of constructs used to predict job performance and sets of performance criteria used to quantify job performance. Presents an agenda for research and practice in job selection and training for the future. (MMU)
Descriptors: Employment, Intelligence Tests, Job Performance, Job Training
Athanasou, James A. – 1981
This study tested the hypothesis that measured aptitudes and self-ratings of these same aptitudes reflect a common domain of psychometric behavior. Male and female applicants for vocational guidance completed a self-rating scale and then the General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB). The self-rating scale contained six vocational/educational aptitudes.…
Descriptors: Academic Aptitude, Aptitude Tests, Correlation, Hypothesis Testing
Kentucky State Dept. of Education, Frankfort. Office of Research and Planning. – 1982
The proper preparation of test materials for free scoring is described. An application form for receiving free scoring and ordering forms for the materials required for participation in the mandated testing program in grades 3, 5, 7 and 10 are included. Designed by the Kentucky Department of Education's Office of Research and Planning, the…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Research Coordinating Units, School Districts, Scoring
Davison, Mark L. – 1981
Academic psychology has long been composed of two disciplines, one experimental and one correlational. These two disciplines each developed their own method of studying structure in data: multidimensional scaling (MDS) and factor analysis. Both methods use similar kinds of input data, proximity measures on object pairs. Both represent the object…
Descriptors: Ability, Comparative Analysis, Correlation, Factor Analysis
Cureton, Edward E. – 1973
Presented are the methodology and results of an equipercentile equating study in which subtests of the following three editions of multiple aptitude test batteries, in widespread use in 1960, were equated to the tests of the Project TALENT test battery: Flanagan Aptitude Classification Tests (1957); Differential Aptitude Tests (1947) and; the…
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Equated Scores, Raw Scores, Secondary Education
Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. School of Medicine. – 1980
To improve vocational rehabilitation programs for schizophrenic persons, a project sought to design an effective assessment strategy. Inactive records of schizophrenic clients at New Jersey sheltered workshops were examined to determine validity and reliability of assessment instruments being used. General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB) profiles of…
Descriptors: Emotional Disturbances, Measures (Individuals), Occupational Tests, Predictive Measurement
Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. – 1970
This revised manual for the General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB) discusses: (1) historical development; (2) item analysis; (3) factor analysis; (4) physical format; (5) general working population norms (ages 18-54); (6) intercorrelations of raw GATB test scores and of GATB aptitude scores; (7) development of norms for specific occupations (tables…
Descriptors: Adults, Aptitude Tests, Citations (References), High Schools
McCormick, Ernest J.; And Others – 1977
The Position Analysis Questionnaire (PAQ), a structured job analysis questionnaire that provides for the analysis of individual jobs in terms of each of 187 job elements, was used to establish the job component validity of certain commercially-available vocational aptitude tests. Prior to the general analyses reported here, a statistical analysis…
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Cluster Analysis, Job Analysis, Occupational Tests
McCormick, Ernest J.; And Others – 1977
A study dealt with the use of the Position Analysis Questionnaire (PAQ) within a job component validity framework as the basis for estimating aptitude requirements of jobs represented by scores on commercially available tests as contrasted with scores on General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB) tests. Procedures generally consisted of the use of job…
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Occupational Tests, Performance Tests, Predictive Measurement
Sie, Maureen A.; Johnson, Geoffrey – 1978
Eighty three applicants for empployment in a hardware supply manufacturing company participated in a study of the effects of anxiety, praise and the awareness of time remaining on employment testing. Two control groups and three testing groups--praise, time, and praise and time--were administered the General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB), a…
Descriptors: Adults, Anxiety, Aptitude Tests, Job Applicants
Kettner, Norman – 1976
Test performance of high school students on the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), the General Aptitude Test Battery (GATB), and the Differential Aptitude Tests (DAT) was compared. The design of the study provided for information on test intercorrelations, prediction equations for the ASVAB tests from the commercial tests and…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Aptitude Tests, Comparative Analysis, Equated Scores
Frazier, William E.; And Others – 1977
The purpose of this project was to derive information relating student aptitudes to the accomplishment of specific performance objectives in an identified time frame within selected occupational training programs. Answers to the following questions were sought: What tasks within a given occupation can be performed by educationally disadvantaged…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Aptitude, Aptitude Tests, Disadvantaged Youth
Shaw, James B.; McCormick, Ernest J. – 1976
The study was directed towards the further exploration of the use of attribute ratings as the basis for establishing the job component validity of tests, in particular by using different methods of combining "attribute-based" data with "job analysis" data to form estimates of the aptitude requirements of jobs. The primary focus…
Descriptors: Ability, Cognitive Tests, Factor Analysis, Job Analysis
DeNisi, Angelo S.; And Others – 1976
The Position Analysis Questionnaire (PAQ), a structured job analysis questionnaire that provides for the analysis for individual jobs in terms of 187 job elements, has been found in previous studies to be useful as the basis for predicting the mean test scores of incumbents on a sample of jobs in terms of the nine tests of the General Aptitude…
Descriptors: Aptitude Tests, Job Analysis, Occupational Tests, Personnel Selection
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