Accession Number:

AD0485865

Title:

POSTTRAINING PERFORMANCE CRITERION DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION. PERSONNEL PSYCHOPHYSICS: OPERATIONAL CORRELATES OF ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT COMPLEXITY.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

APPLIED PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES INC WAYNE PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

A series of magnitude estimation judgments was made for each of 16 different circuit types in order to investigate subjective and objective job correlates of perceived circuit complexity. These estimations involved 1 the difficulty of meeting five different Fleet maintenance objectives correlates, 2 the number of on-the-job training hours required in repair on each circuit type before a typical striker can achieve proficiency with the circuit, and 3 the number of on-the-job checks required before a typical striker can perform circuit analysis on his own and without direct supervision. The subjects involved in the scaling also rated each other on an objective criterion i.e., number of effective and ineffective performances and on a subjective criterion i.e., peer ranking of personnel proficiency. Perceived circuit complexity data, based on an independent sample of journeyman avionics maintenance personnel, had been previously obtained. The resulting linear relationships between perceived circuit complexity and the operational correlates suggest possibilities for prediction of performance data as based on judgments of circuit complexity. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE