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


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a263655.pdf


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