Accession Number : ADA256413


Title :   The Correlation of Cognitive and Psychomotor Tests


Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Jan-Jun 1991


Corporate Author : ARMSTRONG LAB BROOKS AFB TX


Personal Author(s) : Ree, Malcolm J ; Carretta, Thomas R


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a256413.pdf


Report Date : Sep 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 27


Abstract : A paper-and-pencil multiple-aptitude test battery and a computer- based psychomotor test battery were administered to a sample of 354 Air Force recruits. The tests of the multiple-aptitude battery were used to estimate psychometric g and to predict the psychomotor tests. The multiple correlation of the multiple-aptitude tests and each psychomotor test as a criterion was .50, corrected for range restriction. The average correlation of the psychomotor tests and psychometric g, corrected for range restriction and unreliability, was .73. The multiple-aptitude lests and the psychomotor tests were correlated and subjected to a principal components analysis. The average g saturations of the psychomotor and multiple-aptitude tests were .76 and .87, respectively. Confirmatory factor analyses disclosed hierarchical general cognitive and general psychomotor factors, two lower order multiple-aptitude test factors and three lower order psychomotor test factors. Factor structure, Psychometric g, Psychomotor ability.


Descriptors :   *COGNITION , *APTITUDE TESTS , *PSYCHOMOTOR TESTS , TEST AND EVALUATION , AIR FORCE , COMPUTERS , AIR , REASONING , STRUCTURES , ESTIMATES , CORRELATION , MENTAL ABILITY , RECRUITS , PSYCHOMETRICS , PAPER , APTITUDES


Subject Categories : Psychology
      Military Forces and Organizations


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE