Accession Number:

AD0263241

Title:

PREDICTION OF PERFORMANCE AMONG LOWER APTITUDE MEN

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NAVAL PERSONNEL RESEARCH ACTIVITY WASHINGTON D C

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Report Date:

1961-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The purp se of the st y was to investigate whether the Hand Skills Test, constructed as an attempt to measure persistence beyond minimum standards on tiring tasks, wa an e ually valid predict r of sc ool grades and job performance evaluation among igher and lower aptitude men. Three samples, consisting of from 122 to 135 enlisted radiomen, from 117 to 240 enlisted nuclear power men, and 108 officer candidates, were employed. GCT scores were used as the measure of aptitude for enlisted men and OQT scores for officers. Among radiomen and nuclear power men the AND Skills Test significantly predicted the sch ol grades of low aptitude men wit phi c ef icients of .23 and . 9 respectively. Among high aptitude radiomen and n clear power men, test validities were not significantly different fro zero. T e han skills Test significantly predicted job performance eval ations among l w aptitude men in all three samples. Phis ranged from .26 to .47. The findings suggested that as group aptitude level decreased, the validity of the Hand Skills Test increased. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE