Accession Number : ADA263655
Title : Uniqueness of a Psychomotor Construct to ASVAB
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : CENTER FOR NAVAL ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA OPERATIONS AND SUPPORT DIV
Personal Author(s) : Mayberry, Paul W ; Divgi, D R
Report Date : Jan 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 29
Abstract : Computerized administration of the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) potentially offers several benefits over the current paper-and- pencil administration. One benefit is the possible expansion of predictor tests beyond the dominant mathematical and verbal orientation of the ASVAB. This research memorandum first examines the comparability of measurement of the computerized and paper-and-pencil tests. Second, several new tests that measure psychomotor skills (hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity) are examined for their ability to expand the range of dimensions currently assessed by the ASVAB, as well as to improve the predicting of performance in mechanical maintenance jobs.... Aptitude tests, ASVAB (Armed services vocational aptitude battery), CAT (Computerized adaptive testing), Computer applications, Performance (human), Performance tests, Psychomotor tests, Test construction (psychology), Test methods, Validation.
Descriptors : *APTITUDE TESTS , *PSYCHOMOTOR TESTS , *TEST CONSTRUCTION(PSYCHOLOGY) , APTITUDES , BENEFITS , COMPUTER APPLICATIONS , CONSTRUCTION , EYE , HANDS , JOBS , MAINTENANCE , MANPOWER , MANPOWER UTILIZATION , MEASUREMENT , NAVAL RESEARCH , PERFORMANCE TESTS , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , PREDICTIONS , SKILLS , TEST AND EVALUATION , TEST METHODS , VALIDATION
Subject Categories : Psychology
Personnel Management and Labor Relations
Military Forces and Organizations
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE