Accession Number:

AD0620722

Title:

PROBLEMS IN AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT: V. IDENTIFICATION AND POTENTIAL OF APTITUDE TEST MEASURES FOR SELECTION OF TOWER AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER TRAINEES,

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CIVIL AEROMEDICAL INST OKLAHOMA CITY OKLA

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Report Date:

1965-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

A study of over 200 Terminal Air Traffic Control Specialists indicated that their training performance could be well predicted by a composite of four aptitude tests measuring numerical ability, non-verbal abstract reasoning, ability to solve simplified air traffic problems, and verbal abstract reasoning. Pre-employment experience directly related to air traffic control was also found to contribute to the prediction of training performance. Although the aptitude tests were related in the expected direction with a measure of job performance, the relationships were small. The aptitude of verbal abstract reasoning is both unique and important for the prediction of Terminal ATCS performance. Previous research has failed to identify such an aptitude as being of importance for the prediction of Enroute ATCS performance. With the exception of verbal abstract reasoning, the group of Civil Service Commission tests presently being used to select all ATCS trainees provides adequate measures of those aptitudes which this study identified as most significant for the prediction of Terminal performance and is still appropriate for selection of Terminal and Enroute ATCS trainees. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE