Accession Number:

AD0491192

Title:

RESEARCH ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF SHIPBOARD PERFORMANCE MEASURES. SUPERVISORY RATINGS AND PRACTICAL PERFORMANCE TESTS AS COMPLEMENTARY CRITERIA OF SHIPBOARD PERFORMANCE,

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HUMAN FACTORS RESEARCH INC LOS ANGELES CA

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Report Date:

1959-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

50.0

Abstract:

This report describes a shipboard follow-up study of the performance of Navy Machinery Repairmen whose aptitudes, skills, interests and achiev ments had been thoroughly studied two years earlier. Shipboard performance was assessed in two ways 1 by administering a practical performance test requiring skill in the use of machinery repair equipment 2 by securing ratings by supervising petty officers of each persons ability to perform the various aspects of the MRs shipboard job. The results strongly suggested that performance tests and supervisory ratings were best regarded as complementary criteria of shipboard performance. While these two measures did not correlate with each other, both correlated significantly with many logical predictors, including aptitude and interest measures, practical work during training, and predictions of success by Class A School instructors. When the two shipboard measures were combined to form a simple composite criterion, it was estimated that over 50 of the true variance was accounted for by scores computed two years earlier from a combination of scores made on 1 mechanical knowledge Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE