Accession Number:

AD0006957

Title:

APTITUDE TESTS FOR ARMY MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATORS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

IOWA STATE UNIV OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY AMES DRIVING RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1952-10-31

Pagination or Media Count:

74.0

Abstract:

The driving aptitude of 1400 Army drivers was measured with pen cil- and-paper tests developed in a 3-stage validation study using associates and supervisors ratings on the drivers rating from X-2 as the criteria. The best predictor measures were age, attention to detail, knowledge of driving, drivers self-description blank, emergency judgment, 2-hand coordination, and word matching. An operational battery of the 7 equally weighted tests was compiled with a cross-validity of 0.38 divided into 2 smaller batteries of 4 and 3 tests each, the coefficients were 0.39 and 0.24, respectively. The current driver- selection battery had a cross-validity of only about 0.18 and required more time and effort to administer.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE